You’ve got questions; we’ve got answers and some amazing tips to keep you safe and healthy. This blog is designed to keep you up to date on first aid and AED facts. You’ll learn how to prepare for a workplace emergency and how to create a disaster program for your workplace. You’ll also learn about the importance of knowing first aid and what you’ll learn in first aid training. There is even a handy post on how to make a first aid kit using simple household items.

 

If you’re wondering “which AED is right for me?” We have posts explaining the difference between AED brands, AED product comparisons, 5 things to know when purchasing an AED, and the cost of AEDs.

These posts, written by a cardiac health expert, will help take the fear out of using an AED and instill knowledge and confidence so that you can be ready in an emergency situation.

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Shockable Heart Rhythms

A common question we get asked is “What heart rhythms does an AED shock?”. When a heart stops beating effectively during cardiac arrest, the type of rhythm it’s experiencing can influence the emergency response. There is a need to distinguish between non-shockable and shockable heart rhythms–especially in the context of using an AED.    Understanding…

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AED Safety: Can They Be Used on Any Age?

When a defibrillator is required, a common question arises in the moment: Can AEDs be used safely and effectively on any age? This concern is particularly crucial when dealing with vulnerable populations like infants.    In this article, we’ll cover AED safety and effectiveness, special considerations, and guidelines for the correct and safe use of…

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Are All AED Pads the Same?

In defibrillators, every detail matters, and a critical component of this equipment is the AED pads.   But are all AED pads the same? In an emergency where every second counts, having the right pads on hand can help save a life.    In this article, we will discuss the differences between basic types of…

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Can Aeds Be Stored Outside?

Winter brings unique challenges for storing AEDs. With cold temperatures, snow, and ice, it’s important to consider how these conditions can affect AED functionality. On the warmer side of things, summer also doesn’t bode well for AEDs that aren’t protected from the excessive summer sun and heat.     Today, we’ll be addressing the question ‘Can…

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Can Heart Failure Be Reversed?

In Canada, 750,000 people live with heart failure, a condition where the heart can’t pump blood effectively, with a further 100,000 Canadians diagnosed every year. Contrary to what the name suggests, heart failure doesn’t mean the heart has stopped, but rather that it’s not working as efficiently as it should.    A popular question among…

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Why is My Heartbeat So Fast?

Halloween is almost here, and with it comes all kinds of fun scares that might make our hearts beat faster.    But, what about those other times when our hearts race, and there’s no scare in sight? Sometimes, a fast heartbeat might be telling us something important about our heart health that we shouldn’t ignore.…

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