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E-Med Training now offering CPR, AED & First Aid classes on-line!

• Online First Aid, CPR and AED program is based on the National Safety Council’s 5 ½ hour Standard First Aid, CPR, and AED classroom-based course.
• The training program is separated into eleven sessions followed by a Post-Test.
• Students have two opportunities to pass the post-test.
• Once the First Aid, CPR and AED training is completed, students receive a print out stating they have completed the lecture portion of the course.
• For students to receive a course completion card (certification cards are required to be compliant with SC AED legislation), a skills verification session with one of our instructors must be scheduled.
• For convenience, students may enter and exit the course as many times as they need.
• The system will keep track of each individual student’s progress. • For a demonstration of on-line First Aid, CPR & AED training, click here

 

Preventing AED Failures: Have a Maintenance and Inspection Plan!

A 2011 study, “Analysis of Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Device Failures Reported to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) click here,” provides an opportunity to recognize the serious need for strong medical oversight of AED programs and well-planned and executed maintenance plans.

• Though AED failures are infrequent, nearly half of all reported device failures occurred during the attempt to deliver a recommended shock, and a significant portion of these failures are unanticipated device shutdowns.
• Only 1.5% of adverse AED event reports included records of a maintenance program or schedule.
• Most adverse “AED related events” are not true failures and can be prevented through planning and implementation of effective maintenance programs developed under strong medical direction.
• AEDs save lives—as long as they are kept in working order and used promptly in cases of Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

"Survival from cardiac arrest depends on the reliable operation of AEDs," said lead study author Lawrence DeLuca, MD, EdD, of the University Of Arizona Department Of Emergency Medicine in Tucson. "AEDs can truly be lifesavers but only if they are in good working order and people are willing to use them."

“AEDs are like any other piece of medical equipment: They can experience unexpected failures," said Dr. Deluca. "I would recommend that people maintain AEDs as recommended by the manufacturer.” Click more information on this study below:
“Analysis of Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Device Failures Reported to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)” click here

 

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