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kimberlite 08-14-2002 04:40 PM

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anyone have an opinion about having a AED on board?
eric

SailorMitch 08-14-2002 06:32 PM

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A fellow I know at work is an EMT in his spare time as a volunteer. He says these devices are just about idiot proof. Probably worth having aboard when out at sea if you can swing it.

harvh 08-15-2002 01:35 PM

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AED''s are a wounderful safegard agaist cardiac events. About 25% of men and 45% of women''s first symptoms of a heart attack is their last. Two companies are leaders in the field, (Philips Medical and Physio Control). In most states you will need a doctors perscription to purchase one. Training is a couple of hours and you will need to update supplies yearly and periodic service checks. If you can afford a couple thousand dollars, you bet, put one on board. Oh yes, train someone else to operate it in case your the one that needs it.

fer@fer 08-15-2002 07:43 PM

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Hi Kimberlite,

COuld you please depicture what a AED is?

thks

Fernando

fer@fer 08-15-2002 07:48 PM

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Sorry Kimberlite,

I''ve got it at http://www.padl.org/

tks


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