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Ohio Council of Educational Purchasing Consortia (OCEPC) LifePak AED Bid Overview

Through the use of $2.5 million dollars from the Tobacco Settlement Fund in 2004, more than 2,300 Medtronic Physio-Control LIFEPAK 500 Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) were provided to schools across the state of Ohio. Akron General Medical Center was awarded as the acting non-profit agency that was responsible for collecting, evaluating and approving applications submitted […]

School AED Funding

Many automated external defbrillator (AED) programs are funded through local agency or community budgets. The police chief, mayor or town council may simply decide to include AED program implementation costs in the budget because the need to improve early defbrillation capabilities is recognized as a top priority. However, in some communities it is necessary to […]

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New Hands-Only CPR

New Hands-Only CPR For 50 years, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) involving mouth- to-mouth breathing and chest compressions has been the gold standard for keeping people alive after a sudden cardiac arrest. Dr. Michael Sayre, associate professor of Emergency Medicine at The Ohio State University Medical Center, has co-authored new 2010 CPR guidelines, based on findings that […]

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Finding the Funds for AEDs

Finding the Funds How to Raise Money for AEDs Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) can have a dramatic, lifesaving impact in organizations and communities. In many places, AEDs have saved lives within weeks, or even days, of being put into service. Once people recognize the difference AEDs can make, and that the life they may one […]

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Early Defibrillation…

…is the Key to Survival – and Anyone Can Do It! Sudden Cardiac Arrest can happen anywhere, anytime, to anybody, without warning! But with minimal expense, you can drastically increase the odds of saving the life of someone who suffers a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) on your premises, or in your community. According to the […]

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