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Monthly Focus  Cardiac ->  Defibrillation
Five tips for starting public access defibrillation programs
By Jim Sideras

�Setting up a successful public access defibrillator (PAD) program should be on the forefront of every fire and EMS agency�s agenda. The American Heart Association notes that for every minute a person is in a cardiac arrest, their survivability decreases by 10 percent. Having easy-to-use PADs that are quickly accessible by the public increases the probability of delivering life-saving defibrillation sooner.�

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 IN THE FIELD
 A Systematic Approach
to CPR


The 2010 AHA Guidelines introduced several updates for treating patients in cardiac arrest. The Systematic Approach to CPR poster is a valuable training tool to reference when considering the new guidelines. The multi-sided poster offers information on the teamwork and tools required to address an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, and includes a step-by-step training scenario representing a �pit stop� approach to CPR.

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Philips HeartStart FRx

The HeartStart FRx Defibrillator is designed to be used in environments too demanding for many other defibrillators.


ResQPOD® Impedance Threshold Device

The ResQPOD is an impedance threshold device (ITD) that significantly increases circulation during CPR for patients in cardiac arrest.


Turley Backboard Pad

The Turley Backboard Pad is a reusable, multi-purpose gel pad that can be heated or cooled to provide appropriate patient care.

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