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What’s an AED Kit (& What’s in it)?

An AED kit is a critical emergency response component during sudden cardiac arrests.   If you’re wondering what an AED kit is and why it’s important, you’re in the right place. This article will break down everything you need to know about AED kits, including what’s inside them and why they matter.   What’s an…

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AED Rentals: Are They Worth it?

Are you wondering if renting an AED is worth it?   AED rentals are a popular choice for many businesses and organizations. But is it the right choice for you? We’re breaking down the ins and outs of AED rentals to help you decide if it’s the best option for your needs.   Let’s find…

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Emergency Preparedness for Families

Catastrophes like natural disasters, medical problems, or other unexpected events can happen at any time, and knowing what to do can keep your family safe and calm. This article will show you how to make a simple emergency plan for your family, what must-have items to put in your emergency kit, and tips to stay…

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Can You Get an AED in French in Canada?

French-speaking Canadians are spread across our country, meaning that it is absolutely vital for AEDs to have French options – it is one of our official languages after all. So how do you get French AED’s anywhere in Canada?   This blog will answer that question and provide bilingual AED options, as well as teach…

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How to Make REAL Money as a Referral Partner

Did you know that 60,000 cardiac arrests happen outside of a hospital every year in Canada? To combat stats like that, public safety and the well-being of our communities have to be a collective responsibility.   And this is where you come in!   Our referral partner program offers a way to stand out as…

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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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Does a Heart Murmur Mean Heart Disease?

Heart murmur. The term alone can spark concern and questions about heart health.    When diagnosed with a heart murmur, it’s common to wonder if it signals something more serious, like heart disease. This article aims to provide clear (and reassuring) information about the nature of heart murmurs and their relationship with heart health.  …

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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…