Tag Archives: chain of survival

Spirit of St. Louis: City’s AED Program Continues to Shine

St. Louis Lifesaving Foundation logo

Over the past decade, the city known as the “Gateway to the West” has earned another moniker: heart safe. That’s because St. Louis’s (Mo.) Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) program, one of the largest PAD programs in the United States, has placed automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in city offices and buildings including the St. Louis public […]

Copenhagen doubles cardiac arrest survival rate!

In the past four years, cardiac arrest survival rates have doubled in Copenhagen, Denmark’s capitol city, near where Cardiac Science has its international offices. Cardiac arrest survival rates have risen from 7.5 percent to 15 percent. In 2009, 130 people survived cardiac arrest in the Copenhagen area. The Copenhagen Post reports that experts attribute the new rates […]

CPR and AED awareness week: Public access defibrillation and heart-safe communities

What better time than national CPR and AED Awareness Week to look at your community and ask “How heart-safe are we?” • Are your schools, public buildings, swimming pools, and sports fields equipped with automated external defibrillators? • Does your community require large and mid-size buildings where employees, members, or customers gather to have AEDs and […]

A new school supply, the AED [video]

Pencils? Check. Pens? Check. Notebooks? Check. Folders? Check. AEDs? Come again? An AED, an automatic external defibrillator, can make the difference between life and death on a school campus – indeed, anywhere. 911 and CPR (in isolation) make for a “half-hearted” emergency plan. Get a defibrillator. Cardiac arrest happens when the heart’s electrical impulses suddenly misfire. The heart becomes unable to pump blood. Unconsciousness […]