Tag Archives: Good Samaritan law

The Bystander Factor: When an AED is not enough

Research shows that having an automated external defibrillator AED nearby can dramatically increase the survival rate for witnessed incidents of sudden cardiac arrest. It’s  heart-wrenching when someone collapses from sudden cardiac arrest and people rush to the victim’s aid — only to discover there is no AED available. Seconds count, but an ambulance is several miles, or several minutes, […]

AED saves young athlete; father urges ECG screenings

Editor’s note: A little over a month ago our guest blogger, Larry Gurganious, nearly lost his son to sudden cardiac arrest. Larry would like to share his story with us for the purpose of greater cardiac awareness, especially among young athletes. Larry Gurganious: On February 2, 2010, my son collapsed three-fourths of the way through his high […]

California defibrillator bill protects rescuers from liability

A bill introduced Friday in the California Senate includes two provisions that would encourage automated external defibrillator (AED) use and deployment. California State Senator Alex Padilla, AED bill sponsor Senate Bill 1281, introduced bySenator Alex Padilla, extends the state’s current Good Samaritan law (due to expire in 2013) that exempts individuals who use an AED in an […]

Meet Connecticut AED law expert Doug Comstock

Douglas Comstock is the Connecticut AED law expert for Cardiac Science and the Cardiac Science AED Specialist for Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York. Here Doug explains the Connecticut AED legislation that Governor Jodi Rell’s signed on Connecticut AEDs in Schools. Doug, what does the Connecticut AED in Schools legislation mandate? The Connecticut AED […]

AEDs in Stockholm taxis: Cardiac Science for the week of April 27

Our weekly update on news in the world of heart safety and noninvasive cardiology 100 Stockholm taxis to be equipped with AEDs Through a collaboration between city hospital services and the city’s taxi fleet, more than 100 taxis in Stockholm, Sweden, will be equipped with automated external defibrillators (AEDs) so they can be dispatched to assist victims […]