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  • N. A. Corbier
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    Anyone using an AED in Wisconsin must be certified as a professional First Responder. We'll, if we can afford it (I am no longer alone in monetary decisions, but I can't say much more about it yet), will look into First Responder for our patrol officers, and of course any client that wants that level of responder on site.

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  • N. A. Corbier
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    Originally posted by EMTFirefighter
    If you're planning on getting certified, go with the American Heart Association course. It's a bit harder than the Red Cross one, but more comprehensive IMO.
    DT4EMS and several other folks, if I remember correctly, recommended the AHA course as well. (If I remembered wrong, I'll have to update.)

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  • Tennsix
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    Originally posted by EMTFirefighter
    On top of that, they have ones that can mount to the wall for anyone to use. When you remove it from the wall an alarm sounds and the AED is ready for use. They're built for something like an 8th grade comprehension level.

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  • Mr. Security
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    Originally posted by EMTFirefighter
    ....
    Just think about it this way, would you rather have some broken ribs and be alive, or be dead? I'll take the broken ribs.
    I know. Hopefully I'll never have to find out.

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  • Tennsix
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    Originally posted by EMTFirefighter
    If you were having a cardiac emergency, CPR would be indicated along with an AED. You're required to do a full minute of compressions between shocks.

    Just think about it this way, would you rather have some broken ribs and be alive, or be dead? I'll take the broken ribs.
    CPR is only executed if a shock (or stack of shocks) is contra indicated or unsuccessful.

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    Originally posted by N. A. Corbier
    First off, who let that cat in here?

    Second, weapons fire is frowned upon in federal buildings, isn't it?
    Me, and yes.

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  • N. A. Corbier
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    First off, who let that cat in here?

    Second, weapons fire is frowned upon in federal buildings, isn't it?

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    Guest replied
    Originally posted by Tennsix
    That might change after a couple of doors are kicked in.
    Sorry, these are some serious federal doors

    Doesn't mean I wouldn't do it, but I'd hate to write the report

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  • N. A. Corbier
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    Originally posted by Tennsix
    That might change after a couple of doors are kicked in.
    Beat me to it.

    "We need an AED..."

    "F--ker locked the door!"

    "... make dynamic entry."

    *sounds of breaking down door*

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  • Tennsix
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    Originally posted by wilrobnson
    I love the idea of them; we have them on all of the floors in the gov't building I'm working in right now...Sadly, some offices have stickers on the doors announcing the location of the AED, but the doors are locked
    That might change after a couple of doors are kicked in.

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  • Guest's Avatar
    Guest replied
    I love the idea of them; we have them on all of the floors in the gov't building I'm working in right now...Sadly, some offices have stickers on the doors announcing the location of the AED, but the doors are locked

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  • Mr. Security
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    That's true, but painful. Guess it beats the alternative.
    Last edited by Mr. Security; 04-01-2006, 10:20 AM. Reason: Addition point.

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  • Tennsix
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    Originally posted by Mr. Security
    Seems to be the problem here. The good news is that the price is decreasing as time goes on. I'd rather have someone use an AED on me than crack my ribs and possibly puncture a lung doing CPR improperly.
    Last edited by Tennsix; 04-01-2006, 09:47 AM.

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  • Tennsix
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    Last edited by Tennsix; 04-01-2006, 09:45 AM.

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  • Mr. Security
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    $Cost$

    Seems to be the problem here. The good news is that the price is decreasing as time goes on. I'd rather have someone use an AED on me than crack my ribs and possibly puncture a lung doing CPR improperly.
    Last edited by Mr. Security; 04-01-2006, 09:33 AM. Reason: Grammar. What else :-(

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