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Top Ten Things to Know About AEDs in the Workplace

According to the American Heart Association, around 360,000 Americans suffer from out-of-hospital cardiac arrests each year. On average, 90% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests are fatal. Using an automated external defibrillator doubles the likelihoo..

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How Risk Managers Can Stay On Top of AED State Laws

Automated External Defibrillators (AED) save lives, which is why many states and local governments have laws that mandate the placement of AEDs in public spaces. AEDs are required in both public and private schools in Pennsylvania, Oregon, and New Je..

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Why Do I Need Medical Authorization For My AED

When AEDs were first introduced, manufacturers were able to bring them to market relatively easily using the premarket notification procedure allowed under the 1976 Medical Devices Amendments Act. Subsequent issues relating to recalls and high failur..

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AED Registration Versus Notification: What's the Difference

According to the American Heart Association, cardiac arrest strikes up to 350,000 victims each year in the US and up to 85% of those occur outside of the hospital setting. The most important variable affecting sudden cardiac arrest survival rates is ..


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