Tag Archives: ventricular fibrillation

Indiana school AEDs: Staff use AED to save stricken principal

Lowell Elementary School in Warren Township, Indiana, got automated external defibrillators (AEDs) five years ago. Just having the devices available gives staff and students a sense of security. Last week one of the AEDs did much more: It saved the life of Principal Susan Howard. AED unit at Lowell Elementary School Howard, 58, was in a staff meeting […]

Why you need to strengthen your community’s chain-of-survival

United Press International (UPI) reports that according to a study by the University of Michigan Health System, the chance of surviving an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest has remained unchanged over the last 30 years. The analysis of 79 studies involving 142,740 patients, published inCirculation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, found 23.8 percent of the patients survived to hospital admission […]

Stratford CT now requires AEDs in all public buildings: Cardiac Science for the week of March 23

Our weekly update on news in the world of heart safety and noninvasive cardiology EMS Chief Donna Best demonstrates CPR and use of an AED, assisted by Doug Comstock of Cardiac Science, Tuesday at Town Hall. (Photo by John Kovach) Stratford CT now requires AEDs in all public buildings We love to recognize communities that […]