AED Wasn't Used To Try To Save Youth Hockey Player Killed By SCA

At AEDs Today, we always enjoy sharing stories of lives saved by AEDs. Today, however, we are sharing a much more somber tale. Jordan Boyd, a 16-year-old hockey player from Nova Scotia, died after going into cardiac arrest due to an undiagnosed heart condition at a youth team training camp last August. It’s a tragedy we’ve seen many times before, but it becomes no easier to deal with. A young athlete’s life suddenly cut short always brings with it feelings of shock, sadness, and disbelief.
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AED Demonstration - How Does An AED Work?

For an AED to be effective, it has to be easy enough to use that pretty much anyone can use it. A lifesaving device doesn’t do anyone a whole lot of good if it can only be used by a few people. It is for this very reason that most AEDs will walk you through the entire process. Still, even knowing that, the thought of actually using one to save someone can be intimidating. What if the instructions are unclear? What if you forget something
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Myths About Refurbished AEDs

When you hear the term “refurbished AED,” what comes to mind? Most likely, you think of some AED that’s been used extensively and then wiped down, reboxed, and shipped out again. At AEDs Today, this could not be farther from the truth. Refurbished AEDs provide the same level of protection as their new counterparts, but at a fraction of the price. The fact is, there are probably a few things that you think you know about refurbished AEDs that are off the mark.
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Sudden Cardiac Arrest Facts

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S., claiming the lives of nearly 300,000 people every year. But what do you really know about this killer that often strikes without warning?
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