Category Archives: CPR and AEDs

Coaching Rescuers through the Daunting Task of CPR

We learn about AEDs when we take CPR classes and effective delivery of CPR compressions is essential in a rescue of a sudden cardiac arrest victim. Why then don’t AEDs give better prompting for CPR once a shock is delivered? Well, they do.
Effective CPR Now in Your Hands Introducing Intellisense™ CPR Feedback Performing effective CPR is crucial during a cardiac emergency and often leads rescuers to wonder, “Am I doing CPR properly?” With Intellisense CPR Feedback, providing effective CPR compressions is now within reach. Thanks to a compact design, Intellisense CPR Feedback may be used on patients of all chest sizes. Motion sensor technology – the same technology used on most smart phones – provides rescuers with immediate voice prompts if their CPR compression rate and depth are outside the 2015 AHA-acceptable parameters.* The easy-to-use, intelligent CPR device works in combination with your Powerheart® G5 automated external defibrillator to deliver potentially life-saving CPR and defibrillator therapy. Discover today why effective CPR is now made easy.
Intelligent Technology, Effective CPR • Each device features Rescue Ready® technology, embedded smart circuitry, and a motion sensor to self-test for presence and functionality. • With one touch, CPR Feedback voice and text prompts are provided in an alternate language. • Rescuer CPR performance can be captured on the rescue report. • Rescue Ready self-testing data captured in AED Manager.
Simple to Prep, Simple to Use • Experienced and first-time AED responders can perform effective CPR based on 2015 AHA/ERC guidelines. • Simple place-and-press functionality requires no complicated preparation, adjustment, or delay. • Non-slip surface and ergonomic shape ensures secure placement during CPR. • Voice and text feedback provides corrective rate and depth instructions to help ensure effective CPR. • If a rescuer does not want to use CPR Feedback, he or she may set it aside without it interfering with the rescue.
“Press Harder and Fully Release” • Industry-first recoil analysis that provides voice and text feedback to indicate when compression depth needs adjustment. “Press harder and fully release” if compressions are shallow; and an emphasis on recoil. “Press softer” if compressions are too hard. • With Intellisense CPR Feedback, the Powerheart G5 is the first AED to provide dual-language corrective prompting for both compression rate and depth in accordance with the 2015 AHA / ERC CPR Guidelines.*
AED One-Stop Shop is delighted to offer the trusted Cardiac Science Powerheart brand of life-saving technology. If you’re curious about the brand new Powerheart G5 AED and it’s new features such as Intellisense CPR Feedback just call us at 855-677-2337 or email Sales@AEDOneStopShop.com.

CPR and AED Defibrillators

If you’ve invested in or are shopping for AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) then you know these amazing life-saving devices are very easy-to-use.  Their voice prompts guide the rescuer through the rescue and those AEDs with visual prompts show the responder what to do.  Because of the straightforward operation of these simple medical devices, we are often asked why training is needed.  In short, CPR/AED training and certification is a wonderful idea to bring an AED program to life and in numerous States it’s required.  AED One-Stop Shop offers the AEDs and the CPR Training in your City.

Here’s a brief description of what CPR is and does.  CPR is an emergency procedure performed in an effort to manually preserve intact brain function until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing in a person who is in cardiac arrest. It is indicated in those who are unresponsive with no breathing or abnormal breathing.

CPR involves chest compressions at least 2 inches deep and at a rate of at least 100 per minute in an effort to create artificial circulation by manually pumping blood through the heart and thus the body. The rescuer may also provide breaths by either exhaling into the subject’s mouth or nose or using a device that pushes air into the subject’s lungs. Current recommendations place emphasis on high-quality chest compressions over artificial respiration; a simplified CPR method involving chest compressions only is recommended for untrained rescuers.

The American Heart Association, Red Cross and other trusted CPR curriculum now include a significant portion of the CPR on the use of public defibrillators or AEDs.  In a good quality class, the participants will get ample time to simulate use of the AED and delivery of CPR on a manikin.

Whether CPR training in tandem with AED deployment is required or not in your State, we at AED One-Stop Shop are strong advocates for the training of life-saving skills.  Workplace employees become far more at ease and confident with the technology and in our experience are far more likely to be willing to participate in a rescue.

Contact Sales@AEDOneStopShop.com or 855-OSS-AEDs and we’ll advise you about AEDs, CPR, and other requirements in your State like Program Management and Medical Direction.

AEDs for Swimming Pool Safety

Look around any public place and it’s our sincere hope you notice and find AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators.)  These public-type defibrillators are used for both CPR-trained responders and even lay-rescuers without training.

As the weather heats up this summer the public pools, private pools, country clubs and waterparks certainly fill up.  Such locations are very typical locations for tragic sudden cardiac arrest deaths to occur.  AEDs should be available to life-guard teams and to the general public in aquatic centers and alike.  You might have heard the alarming stats that about a thousand people die each day to cardiac arrest death and recreational facilities who overlook the investment in safety and buying AEDs are putting themselves and their visitors at risk.

A few important facts about public defibrillators are as follow:

  • AEDs are more affordable than you might think with an average selling price of less than $1500 each
  • AEDs require little maintenance since they perform self-diagnostic tests
  • Beyond the initial invest they cost very little, just the cost to replace batteries and electrode pads
  • AEDs are safe in that they utilize complex algorithms which study the heart’s ECG and only deliver a shock in needed
  • Public defibrillators are very easy-to-use in they have voice and visual prompts to guide the rescuer through the steps of saving a life

AED One-Stop Shop is a consultative-oriented National AED Retailer.  For swimming pool type setting, it is our professional recommendation that the AED device be one that has above average visual prompts.  By this we mean, diagrams, lights, text screens or video screens to complement the voice prompts as pools are often very noisy environments.  If one can’t hear they prompts they can still follow visual guidance.  Furthermore consider a device that is particularly rugged that is drop and vibration tested as well as resilient to water and dust.

When AEDs are purchased they are done so with protecting lives in mind.  Call us at 855-677-AEDS or email us at Sales@AEDOneStopShop.com for more on this topic.  Also know the consultation is free and our pricing is very competitive and reasonable, learn more at AEDOneStopShop.com.

New HeartSine Samaritan PAD 450P Now Available in U.S.

AED One-Stop Shop, as an authorized U.S. HeartSine distributor, is proud to announce the launch and availability of the new HeartSine Samaritan PAD 450P.  This new AED / defibrillator model extends upon the functionality offered by the very popular 350P model.

The HeartSine Samaritan PAD 450P introduces a revolutionary technology called CPR Rate Advisor which uses real time visual and audible prompts to guide rescuers through the delivery of good CPR compressions without additional sensors.  With its revolutionary technology HeartSine’s proprietary CPR Rate Advisor uses only the defibrillator electrodes to detect changes in patient impedance, in real time, requiring no extra sensors or devices commonly used by other AEDs to provide CPR feedback. When a patient collapses and a rescuer performs CPR, the compressions applied by the rescuer cause the patient’s chest to change shape. This change in shape results in an increase in the patient’s chest impedance, or electrical resistance. The HeartSine technology captures this change in an ICG (impedance cardiography) waveform which it uses to count the number of compressions a rescuer administers. CPR Rate Advisor determines the compression rate by Real-Time CPR Rate Feedback counting deflections in the ICG waveform and advises the rescuer to “Push faster” if the compression rate below the AHA and ERC guidelines of 100-120 cpm.  Furthermore it prompts to “Push slower” if appropriate or “Begin CPR” if compressions have not been started or have stalled for any reason.

In short, this advanced technology helps to ensure great CPR is delivered.  The new 450P couples these new advancements with all the wonderful features that have made the 350P a popular choice for workplaces, corporations and government all of the United States.  HeartSine PAD AEDs are small, light and portable and they pack many ease-of-use features into a very compact package.

AED One-Stop Shop is be among the first in the Nation to offer the HeartSine Samaritan 450P to U.S. customers.  Give us a call at 855-677-AEDs to discuss the merit of this new device.  We believe this will be a nice complement to existing HeartSine defibrillator deployments and for those seeking life-protecting technology for the first time.  Email AED One-Stop Shop for a quote on this wonderful new device.

CPR Coaching Prompts and Public Defibrillators

Public Defibrillators are becoming more and more common in communities, gyms, workplaces and anywhere that people gather.  AEDs or Automated External Defibrillators are an integral part of Chain of Survival.

The Chain of Survival includes the following steps:

  • Early access to get help
  • Early CPR to buy time
  • Early defibrillation to restart the heart
  • Early ALCS to stabilize

It’s all about time to give the sudden cardiac victim the best chance of survival.  If a defibrillation shock can be delivered in 2 minutes or less the patient has approximately an 80% chance of survival.  AED manufacturers are working hard to improve prompts to help rescuers improve the speed it takes to power up the device, place electrodes on the chest and deliver a shock.

Furthermore, AEDs now give rescuers prompts to not only begin CPR but many times now coach rescuers in the rate and even depth of compressions.  AEDs use voice and visual prompts and the metronome is certainly a wonderful tool.  It’s common for lay rescuers to not push fast enough nor deep enough on the chest.  ZOLL devices have a proprietary technology called Real CPR Help which gives real time feedback.  Philips recently added a technology called QCPR for their innovative HeartStart FR3 Professional device.  HeartSine AEDs for public assess have a very straightforward and easy to follow metronome.  While Defibtech uses voice prompts in tandem with an amazing display screen to demonstrate and coach CPR with their VIEW AED.

We share these important features to help illustrate that purchasing AEDs is not the same a purchasing a commodity.  These are life-saving devices and these features and how the commands are carried out could have a dramatic impact as to whether the victim survives.  AED One-Stop Shop consults with our customers and prospects and we sort through the sometimes confusing product differences to select the right device.   mailto:Sales@AEDOneStopShop.com or call 855-677-AEDs for free expert help from this National trusted provider of public-type defibrillators.  Visit http://www.AEDOneStopShop.com.