Florida AED-Sharing Program Gives Access To Life-Saving Devices

Automated external defibrillators (AED) are lifesaving devices that can be used to restart the heart if someone experiences cardiac arrest. Now in Northeast Florida, a new program allows youth groups and other community organizations to borrow these devices, provided that someone in charge has CPR certification.
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New Jersey Passes New CPR/AED Law

Students in New Jersey will soon get a new life-saving lesson added to their curriculum.

A New Jersey law passed on August 20th will require high school students to complete CPR and AED training.

The law was signed at the Burlington Township Middle School where a student recently collapsed and was successfully revived by the use of CPR and an AED. The law is put in place simply to increase the amount of people who are capable of saving the lives of others.
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California Supreme Court Rules Target Not Required To Have AED On-Site

Last week, the California Supreme Court ruled in favor of Target after a family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the retail giant, alleging that their failure to have an AED on the premises was in violation of state law. 

Mary Ann Verdugo, 49, was shopping at a Target store in Pico Rivera, CA when she suffered a sudden heart attack. Though paramedics were called, they were unable to revive Verdugo upon their arrival. 

 Had an AED been available, there would still have been no guarantee that Verdugo would have survived. 

 But one thing’s for sure. She would have had a MUCH better chance than the one she actually had.
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Michigan AED and Defibrillator Laws Now Featured

Michigan AED and defibrillator laws now featured in our new Resources center.
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Colorado AED Laws Now Featured and Live

Colorado laws and statutes pertaining to automated external defibrillators (or "AEDs" for short) are now featured in our new resources center. 

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