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Can automated external defibrillators be placed in the home?

Can automated external defibrillators be placed in the home?

Yes, but...: They are not usually covered by any insurance plans. They will cost anywhere from $800 to $1200 if you decide to purchase one. I advise that anyone who purchases one take a CPR class with instruction on using an aed. If you have to use one skill, you will probably have to use the other. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Defibrillator (Definition)

Defibrillation is a common treatment for life-threatening cardiac dysrhythmias, ventricular fibrillation, and pulseless ventricular tachycardia. Defibrillation consists of delivering a therapeutic dose of electrical energy to the affected heart with a ...Read more


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Why are automated external defibrillators in the news?

Relatively new: They've only become available in the last 10 or so years and they're easy to use and have been shown to save lives. ...Read more

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Why do some people spit in public places, even in the public transports ?

Social ineptitude: There is a deep visceral repulsion to spitting generally and it is considered unsanitary as well as rude to spit in public places. Rarely some may have no choice but mostly it is a choice related to lack of social consciousness. ...Read more

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How are defibrillators used in the body?

ICD: Icds are implanted to monitor the electrical activity of very abnormal hearts to see if a life threatening rhythm occurs. If it detects one of these rhythms, it will charge its capacitor and fire a shock to defibrillate the heart back to stable rhythm. In appropriate patients these devices save lives. ...Read more

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Are senior centers placed in lockdown during tornado warnings?

Are senior centers placed in lockdown during tornado warnings?

Depends: Some shelters offers seniors during tornado warnings. Please check with local county law enforcement about coordination of seniors during the diaster activity. ...Read more

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Who is responsible for the public hospitals in the usa?

Who is responsible for the public hospitals in the usa?

It depends: Most hospitals are owned by private healthcare orginizations or universities. Some are run by charities , counties, cities or states. The military has hospitals as well. There are accrediting orginizations the largest of which is jcho. ...Read more

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Public hospitals versus private hospitals in singapore ( cancer treatment)?

Public hospitals versus private hospitals in singapore ( cancer treatment)?

Comparable: I think you can choose either way- either public hospital or private hospital. There are a lot of hospitals there, but public hospital like the national university hospital is good too. Choose the oncologist whom you feel comfortable with is probably more important. ...Read more

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Spreading of staff infections in assisted living community possible if used washer and dryers?

Spreading of staff infections in assisted living community possible if used washer and dryers?

Possible: Possible in washing machine highly unlikely in dryer. Use hottest water, chlorine when possible which will lessen the risk. ...Read more

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Should the fda ban cigarette smoking in all public places?

Should the fda ban cigarette smoking in all public places?

Smoking is not safe.: Even though i had rather people make the choice of not smoking, sometimes we need to have laws to protect everyone. There are more public places where smoking is banned than there ever have been. I would support a total ban on smoking in public places. ...Read more

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Where can I find rates of MRSA in our community?

Where can I find rates of MRSA in our community?

Ask dept. of health: Community MRSA rates may be hard to get, but hospital rates should be available through the infection control office. ...Read more

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Where are the leech therapy centres available in mumbai?

Hirudotherapy: Check for vaidya paranjpe for hirudotherapy in mumbai. ...Read more

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When were pacemakers introduced in people?

When were pacemakers introduced in people?

1958: The first pacemaker implanted in a human was in 1958 by dr. Senning in sweden. The first implant in the United States was in 1960. ...Read more

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Can you give me the names of nationally recognized private practices in periodontology and in oral/maxillofacial surgery in southeast florida?

Can you give me the names of nationally recognized private practices in periodontology and in oral/maxillofacial surgery in southeast florida?

Check state society: The best list of specialists is with the state society. Florida society of periodontists phone #: 352-232-6800. Florida society of oral and maxillofacial surgeons phone #: 877-831-2500. Or google it and find a list and reviews. ...Read more

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Our medicare prescription drug coverage in michigan has the limitation that our living outside the country?

Our medicare prescription drug coverage in michigan has the limitation that our living outside the country?

Medicare rx out ofUS: Yes medicare programme all plansa, b, and prescription drug programme do not cover when you are out of us. ...Read more

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How many embryos do clinics in europe place in uterus per try?

How many embryos do clinics in europe place in uterus per try?

Depends: It depends on the country. But one or two is usually the max. There are risks to both mom and babies if more are transferred and you get pregnant with all of them. It is important when evaluating fertility clinics that you look at the success rate when transferring just one embryo. That will give you a good way to evaluate all clinics fairly. ...Read more