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  •  I got this timely email from a friend (2+ / 0-)
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    Capt Crunch, mikidee

    several days ago, with this link showing how to use an AED. The link walks you through a scenario requiring help. It's good information, attached to a critical campaign to educate others.

    "You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty." Mohandas Gandhi

    by cv lurking gf on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 07:41:32 AM PST

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      mikidee, cv lurking gf

      and it's also good to know that a large number of the AEDs verbally walk you through the process, as it is happening, on their own. In addition, many AEDs will not emit the shock if it will harm the person.
      For instance, let's say a person faints or passes out. That's not a Sudden Cardiac Arrest. And an AED electric shock could actually harm that person. But the AEDs that I am aware of will only emit the shock in the event of a true SCA event. That's important.
      Thanks for your link.

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