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Calif. Campus Officer Revives Soccer Player

California State University, Sacramento Police Officer Thelma Matthews is being credited with saving the life of a 47-year-old who was playing soccer in an adult league on Monday.

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4 Useful Law Enforcement Apps

As smartphones and other mobile devices become more prevalent in law enforcement, officers search for reference apps that quickly bring actionable information to the field.

Emergency Oxygen Unit

Life Corp.'s Life StartSystem AED and emergency oxygen unit weighs only 8 pounds and is smaller than a briefcase at 12x12x3 inches.

AED and Oxygen Unit

Life Corp.'s StartSystem includes an oxygen unit and optional Automated External Defibrillator (AED). The kit, which weighs only eight pounds, arrives in a durable and water resistant briefcase that measures 12-x-12-x-3 inches.

NYPD Expands Defibrillator Program

Since starting to use defibrillators in 1997, NYPD officers have saved 54 people using them. Only 1 to 2 percent of people who suffer a cardiac arrest survive.

LE Agencies Begin Using Philips HeartStart Defibrillators

While CPR may help prolong the window of survival, it cannot restore a normal cardiac rhythm. For every minute that goes by without defibrillation, a cardiac arrest victim's chance of survival decreases by about 10 percent. After 10 minutes without defibrillation, attempts at resuscitation are unlikely to succeed.

Philips Electronics HeartStart FRx Defibrillator

Philips Electronics’ HeartStart FRx Automated External Defibrillator recently received FDA clearance for its improved design. The rugged AED still gives operators step-by-step instructions for treating sudden cardiac arrest. Now, the device can also handle wireless data transfer to a palmOne PDA to enhance useability. Also new are preconnected smart pads that can be used to treat all patients.

How to...Acquire AEDs

Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) now come in portable versions that can be carried in patrol cars and used to shock a person's heart into beating again. Although ambulances are equipped with these devices, you, as a first responder, will probably get to a person suffering from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) before EMTs can respond. And certainly before the patient can get to a hospital with a crash cart.

ZOLL Medical AED Plus

ZOLL's AED Plus is the first automated external defibrillator to feature a combination of simple, step-by-step illustrations and audio coaching.

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