Man Saves Woman's Life With AED, Gets Called A "Pervert"

As AED awareness becomes more prominent, it can sometimes be hard to remember that not everyone is up to speed. In fact, a recent article explains how a Japanese man was branded a “pervert” when using an AED on a woman who was in a car accident a few years ago.

Although his quick thinking and action saved the woman, this didn’t stop the driver from calling the authorities when the good samaritan cut open the shirt of the unconscious woman to apply the electrodes to her bare skin, as one should in order to use an AED properly.

This raises the question: Is the public as informed about AEDs as they should be?

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The Importance Of AEDs In Gyms

The number of people participating in physical activity especially older adults due to aging baby boomers is increasing.

Research at the National Institute on Aging indicates that including regular exercise and eating a healthy diet are essential components of a lifestyle that leads to longevity and reduces the risks of dementia, heart disease, obesity, and other chronic conditions. However, it also increases the risk of sudden cardiac arrest.

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Must Watch Video: Man Revived By AED After Dying On Basketball Court

We've shared plenty of stories of people whose lives were saved with AEDs, but this time we have something even better.

A video of someone's life being saved by an AED.

The "someone" in this case is Tony Gilliard, a South Carolina man who was playing a game of basketball with some friends when he had about as close of a call as you can have.

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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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