One-fifth of AED failures traced to battery, power problems
AED Failure Rates investigated
August 30, 2011
An analysis of reports of automated external defibrillator (AED) failures in which a patient died found that nearly half of the failures occurred during an attempt to charge and deliver a shock, and more than a fifth involved battery and power problems. But authors of the report, published Aug. 29 in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, cautioned that the federal database’s limitations made calculating failure incidence rates problematic.
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RTI President's response: Although we infrequently see techonogical malfunctions in AED hardware, it is glaringly obvious that the majority of the time the AED components fail because the human factor failed. Regular maintenance checks as required by California State regulations is essential to maintaining your AED equipment.
AHA's Hands-Only Video for June's
June 30, 2011
Ken Jeong, star of this summer's blockbuster "Hangover 2" and NBC's "Community," combines his comedic prowess with his medical training in a new Hands-Only CPR video from the American Heart Association that uses the disco hit "Stayin' Alive" to help people remember what to do in a sudden cardiac arrest.
"They" Didn't Have An AED
Will the 6 o' clock news give your company positive PR?
Public access defibrillators are becoming ubiquitous in public spaces, including workplaces. What is strange is that some of the most public work environments -- those in retail and hospitality businesses -- are lagging the trend.
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