On a regular basis MediQuest receives reports from customers that they have used their AED to save a life. So far in January 2019 we have had six reported AED uses and 4 lives were saved as a result of the quick lifesaving work of the on-site responders. We’re proud that we can play a part in helping to improve the outcomes from cardiac arrest that occur regularly in facilities across Canada. Here’s one more example of how having a life-saving AED Program which includes equipment, training and support can really be the difference between life and death.

Lifeline AED

An AED (Automated External Defibrillator) can mean the difference between life and death in the event of cardiac arrhythmias. AEDs are becoming more common in the workplace, in companies and in homes.

Burnaby 8 Rinks AED to the Rescue

The lives of  two Adult Safe Hockey League (ASHL) players were saved by a Burnaby 8 Rinks AED and the quick actions of players who intervened to help. The rink’s AED program was started in 2006 after Gianfranco Giammaria suffered a cardiac arrhythmia and fell to the ice. Sadly, Giammaria died. Denise Giammaria, Gianfranco’s wife, was determined that such a tragedy never occur again for lack of a life-saving AED. She began raising funds to install AEDs in public places. The first AED was gifted to Burnaby’s 8 Rinks. The facility now has 13 AEDs.

Read the full story at Burnaby Now.

Burnaby BC Hockey Arena AED Saves Two Hockey Players in a Month
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