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Archive for September, 2015

How Does an Automated External Defibrillator Work?

automated external defibrillator

  According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, an automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable device that checks the rhythm of a heartbeat and can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm if needed. AEDs are used to treat sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). SCA needs to be treated within minutes or it can be fatal. It’s a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating, causing blood to stop flowing to the brain and other vital organs. Each minute of SCA leads to a 10% reduction in survival. Using an AED can save a life.   AEDs are only as good as the AED batteries powering them, and an AED won’t help without a charged and functioning AED battery. Carrying an AED outfitted with a charged AED battery,

Road Trip Prep: Don’t End up with a Dead Car Battery

Broken Down Car

Packing up the car for a road trip requires remembering a lot of things. Clothes, snacks and water, personal hygiene products, pillows, blankets and more will all likely be coming along for the ride. Hopefully your vehicle has all the space you’ll need to fit these items! But one thing that many folks forget to plan for before they pack up and set off is a dead car battery. Luckily, preparing for such an instance is an option, and hopefully once you hit the road you won’t have to give your car battery a second thought.   Get your vehicle checked out by a pro. If you are going to be covering significant miles in your vehicle, you will want to nip any potential problems in the bud. Getting a full inspection before you head out is your best chance against

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