Prepare for emergency: Keep AEDs maintained

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Over 424,000 sudden cardiac arrests occur each year, according to the Sudden Cardiac Foundation. Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) occurs when a person becomes unconscious with no pulse and no breathing. This can happen to anyone, anywhere. This person is clinically dead.

But according to the American Heart Association, rescuers who know cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) can increase the chance of survival to 50 to 74 percent.


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Everybody in the pool! Safely

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Note: This blog was edited after publication to add information about accessibility regulations for operators of public pools. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), an average of 390 drowning deaths occur annually among children age 15 and younger, and emergency rooms treat 5,200 pool and spa submersion injuries involving children in that age group. Don’t let your family become a statistic; follow all safety precautions in and around the pool.


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