Nelson fire department adds new defibrillators

Greg Schlosser knows firsthand the utility of an automatic defibrillator. On October 2 last year, the popular catering manager at the Hume Hotel was setting up for a banquet when he collapsed in cardiac arrest. Two things saved him: Galen Boulanger, a Grade 12 L.V. Rogers student with training in CPR, immediately started chest compressions[…]

1,000 new defibrillators for Ambulance Service

The new defibrillators will be kept in locations such as sports centres, village halls, and libraries Credit: ITV The East of England Ambulance Service is investing almost £1 million on 1,000 new defibrillators. The lifesaving kits, which can make all the difference in the first two or three minutes of cardiac arrest, will be placed[…]

16 new automated external defibrillators (AED)

“Help, Revive, Save Lives!” is a joint campaign by Lek, a Sandoz company and the Slovene Chamber of Pharmacy, the purpose of which is to increase public awareness about the importance of first aid for sudden heart stoppage. In the first three minutes after loss of consciousness due to sudden heart stoppage there is an[…]

Six new Defibrillators in Hornsea area thanks to Hornsea Cottage Hospital League of Friends

At the end of 2014 six new Community Public Access Defibrillators were installed in and around Hornsea, providing vital lifesaving equipment if somebody suffers a cardiac arrest. The new machines are at Hornsea School, The Golf Club, Town Hall, Floral Hall, The Black Horse Pub at Atwick and Aldbrough School.  The purchase of the Defibrillators[…]

NEW LIFEPAK-15 DEFIBRILLATORS

In March, the Lake Oswego Fire Department placed into service seven LifePak-15 defibrillators on all of its fire apparatus. The new defibrillators replaced the seven LifePak 12 defibrillators that had been in-service for more than nine years. The new defibrillators are equipped with electronic modems that can transmit patient EKG readings directly to emergency room[…]

New Jersey Orders More Than 1,600 Defibtech Defibrillators for Police Cars Statewide

Defibtech announced today that the state of New Jersey has ordered 1,682 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for statewide deployment in police cars. Officials from the global AED manufacturer said the order represents one of the largest public access AED deployments on record. The cars will be equipped as part of a three-year, multimillion-dollar contract that[…]

Defibrillators to be unveiled at Waverley station

First aid charity St John Scotland has joined forces with Network Rail to provide the life-saving equipment – worth more than £7200 – at the transport hub, which serves millions of passengers each year. The announcement comes after months of campaigning by the Evening News and the Skinner family, following the tragic death of 13-year-old[…]

New Blood Test Helps Determine Who Benefits Most From Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators

Some heart failure patients benefit from having an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) while others do not – a new blood test that predicts risk of death may help doctors determine who should get an ICD, Professor Samuel Dudley, from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine explained at the European Society of Cardiology[…]