Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month – What You Should Know

More than 350,000 deaths occur each year as a result of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) SCA claims one life every two minutes, taking more lives each year than breast cancer, lung cancer, or AIDS. To decrease the death toll from SCA, it is important to understand what SCA is, what warning signs are, and how to respond and prevent SCA from occurring. More than 65 percent of Americans[..]

AED’s can be found everywhere, do you know how to use one?

 Americans die every day from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Of SCA victims die before reaching a hospital  Brain death starts to occur without CPR and Defibrillation None of us expect to have a Sudden Cardiac Arrest, SCA can happen anytime and anywhere. Did you know you can double the chance of survival with effective bystander CPR & Defibrillation provided immediately after Cardiac[..]

5 First Aid Myths

In a medical emergency, the right response can save livesMany of us are still doing the wrong thing. Getting first aid right can mean the difference between life and death. Here are some of the most common myths about first aid… and what you should do instead.MYTH 1: Put butter on a burnAny new burn that’s exposed to the air is incredibly painful. Covering it with a cool substance[..]

Cardiac arrest survival increase when bystanders use an AED

According to a recent study in the Circulation Journal Report, Survival from cardiac arrest doubled when bystanders stepped in to use a publicly available automated external defibrillator rather than waiting for emergency responders to arrive. The study showed that the longer it takes to emergency personnel to arrive, the greater the benefit of a bystander using an AED to shock the[..]

Fast-acting coworkers with an AED save employee’s life

Irv Donaldson pictured right Irv Donaldson had a heart attack at work. What his fellow employees did next saved his life. Meanwhile, employee Jeff Wilson went and grabbed an AED, or an Automated External Defibrillator. The coworkers then used the device to shock Donaldson’s heart. Those quick actions all happened in about 7 minutes before paramedics arrived. Paramedics say what they did[..]

This Box Could Save Your Life One Day…

Use of an Automated External Defibrillator can increase the cardiac arrest survival rate by a staggering 70% Every 1.7 minutes, someone in America suffers Sudden Cardiac Arrest, otherwise known as SCA. If not treated, SCA can easily be fatal and it often is – more than a third of a million Americans die each year from sudden cardiac arrest. Perhaps more concerning is the fact that most of[..]

What is cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)?

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving technique useful in many emergencies, including a heart attack or near drowning, in which someone’s breathing or heartbeat has stopped. The American Heart Association recommends that everyone — untrained bystanders and medical personnel alike — begin CPR with chest compressions. It’s far better to do something than to do nothing[..]

Firefighter knows the value of an AED firsthand

Les Morgan knows because his life was saved by the quick response of those around him Feb. 18. The 60-year-old firefighter with Schuylkill Hose Company No. 2 and borough resident responded to smoke in a structure and was handing his son, who is also a firefighter, a fire extinguisher when suddenly he was on the floor not breathing normally. Les Morgan was suffering a cardiac arrest EMS,[..]

UniFirst First Aid + Safety Privileged to provide AED that helped save a life in Atlanta this week

 A job is truly rewarding when your company is part of saving a life. UniFirst First Aid + Safety sold and maintain the AED that this well trained hero utilized. UniFirst First Aid + Safety First Aid has been privileged to be a part of numerous saves through our CPR/FA/AED training and life saving equipment sales.MARTA OFFICERS PRAISED FOR QUICK ACTION AFTER 2 HEART[..]


3 Tips to Pick the Best AED

3 Tips to Pick the Best AED Julie Preiss – UniFirst First Aid + Safety First Aid & Safety (Certified AHA/MEDIC/ASHI Instructor)   Thinking of buying an AED? Not sure if you need to replace your existing AED? If you are thinking about purchasing a new AED, or curious if you’re old AED needs to be replaced, you’re probably scratching your head trying to figure out which AED[..]