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DONATION: Project Brock

DONATION: Project Brock

Posted by on Jun 10, 2014 in Banners, Blog, Blog Entry, Category, News Article | 0 comments

If you have not already heard, Project Brock is a foundation started by Kim Ruether, mother of Brock Ruether, with a mission to bring AED and cardiac arrest awareness and education to schools. You can read Brock’s full heartbreaking story and how it sparked a movement towards Heart Safe Schools and Project Brock on Alberta Health Services website   Project Brock’s mission is near and dear to our hearts here at First Edition and we want to do as much as we can to support the cause. We have recently donated 50 Heart and Stroke ‘friends and family’ mannequins to Kim Ruether of Project Brock to do our part in helping to promote heart-safe schools. As a further effort we have donated 50 more Heart and Stroke ‘friends and family’ maniquins to Roselien Christensen of Safety For You in Red Deer. Safety For You not only supports Project Brock but also takes it’s own initiative to promote heart-safe school programs in Red Deer and area. But CPR is only half the battle when it comes to saving a life. So, we have also donated 52 miniature AED trainers for mass training in the schools so that what happened to Brock, an AED in the school that was not used when he collapsed, never happens again. For more information on Project Brock please visit their facebook page and find out how you can educate your children....

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News: Philips Guiding Cancer Care

News: Philips Guiding Cancer Care

Posted by on Jun 6, 2014 in Banners, Blog Entry, Category, News Article | 0 comments

We are so excited about this news. Any improvements to cancer care certainly deserves its place on our blog. Philips is such a great company with their technology in so many different fields it is amazing to see them really focusing areas as important to this. Advancements and focus like this reassures us that we are selling the right products and ensuring that our machines and the company that makes them will always be on the forefront of technology and putting people first. We woudn’t sell any other products.   Philips Youtube ‘about’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knRdizOJSdg: “See how Philips image-guided High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) provides cancer therapy with fewer side effects and reduces the need for surgery at a hospital in Utrecht. See our stories of how Philips innovations are improving peoples’ lives around the world at http://philips.com/innovationandyou At Philips, we’re here to deliver innovation that matters to you. Others may focus on what innovation does. We focus on what it does for you. Learn more about Philips innovations at http://www.philips.com Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/philips Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Philips “Guiding cancer care with medical technology – Philips’ new approach to therapy” video transcript: DR. CHRISTOPHER BUSCH: I think it’s fair to say that everybody will be affected by cancer one way or the other during his or her lifetime. I am a potential cancer patient. MEREL HUISMAN: Up to 70% of patients with cancer will be facing bone metastasis. DR. MAURICE VAN DEN BOSCH: And at this point, it’s treated with radiation therapy. But only 60% of the patients is responding. MEREL HUISMAN: The patients we see are in a lot of pain. The problems they have are with daily activities such as sleeping, walking, this pain can be really debilitating. TITLE CARD: Guiding Cancer Care: Utrecht, The Netherlands DR. CHRISTOPHER BUSCH: All big things start small, and they start somewhere. Why did this start in Utrecht? I think there is good history of Philips collaborating with Utrecht. DR. MAURICE VAN DEN BOSCH: This is the first technique which we have currently available in the world, which combines imaging MR with an ablation technique, high intensity...

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NEWS: Snowshoer survives after longest CPR performed in North America

NEWS: Snowshoer survives after longest CPR performed in North America

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in Banners, Blog Entry, Category, News Article | 0 comments

You know on medical shows when they are frantically performing a last ditch effort of rigorous CPR before someone pulls them off and says ‘they are gone’. Maybe they have been wrong? Maybe they were not ‘gone’. BC snowshoer was found unconscious after falling into a tree well yesterday only to be discovered several hours later. Her rescuers performed CPR, taking turns when one got tired, until help came. Once in the care of emergency services CPR was continued. It is thought to be the longest duration of CPR with a positive outcome in North America and Christine Newman owes her life to it. As a reminder, when doing CPR try to follow the theme of ‘Staying Alive’ to keep beat and always continue CPR until emergency services arrives and takes over.   For the full story visit:...

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NEWS: Dallas Stars’ Rich Peverley Has Cardiac Episode on Bench

NEWS: Dallas Stars’ Rich Peverley Has Cardiac Episode on Bench

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 in Banners, Blog Entry, Category, News Article | 0 comments

Dallas Stars’ Rich Peverley, who has had preexisting heart problems, faced his worst nightmare on Monday when he went into Cardiac arrest during a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. It was due to quick thinking and the use of a defibrillator that he will be able to live out his days with his wife and excelling in his hockey career. “We provided oxygen for him,” Salazar said. “We started an IV. We did chest compressions on him and defibrillated him, provided some electricity to bring a rhythm back to his heart, and that was successful with one attempt, which is very reassuring.” (National Post) For the full story please see the National Post’s Article.   The support for defibrillators in arenas is growing and has become a Canada wide-initiative – but why stop there. Cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, anywhere. Sports are not the only contributors to cardiac arrest, stress and overall health are also leading risk factors. Let’s work to get these life saving machines into all establishments where risk is high. This includes sports centers, schools, airports, and even your office. Please call us toll free at 1-877-600-2644 or if you are calling from Calgary 403-243-2644 if you have any questions about these amazing...

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NEWS: 2 Lives Saved in Saskatoon

NEWS: 2 Lives Saved in Saskatoon

Posted by on Mar 5, 2014 in Banners, Blog Entry, Category, News Article | 0 comments

Great news! Two lives were saved yesterday because of some quick thinking and the use of defibrillators – one was a Philips heartstart AED. This is just another example of why AED’s are so important in arenas and other sport centers. Luckily for Canada, Steven Harper has approved the integration of defibrillators into every arena across the country. Please contact us for more information about this and why having an AED in your home and office is so important.     For the full story visit:...

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