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Survivor: Esley Thorton

The most important thing to Esley Thorton is his family. Watch how they each played a role in saving his life with the help of an AED they keep in their kitchen pantry.

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Woman retrieving an AED from a wall cabinet in an office

How to prepare your workplace for a sudden cardiac emergency

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Bystander using a LIFEPAK CR2 AED on a sudden cardiac arrest vicitim in a public setting

Help increase patient outcomes both in and out of the hospital

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EMS Stories: Provo Fire and Rescue

We spoke with Provo Fire & Rescue, in Provo, Utah. Hear about the care they administer in the back of their ambulance on a day-to-day basis.

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Survivor: Garry Vandenberg

Garry Vandenberg was performing a hymn sing during a church performance when he collapsed on stage from a sudden cardiac arrest. Thankfully, a few key audience members immediately sprang to action. Watch how Stryker’s system of care saved his life and learn how the Kalamazoo community works together to help save lives.

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Back of an ambulance with a powered ambulance cot and LUCAS device

How the right equipment can help recruit and retain EMTs and paramedics

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EMS Stories: Memphis Fire Department

We sat down with the Memphis Fire Department. Hear their perspectives on what it's like to work in emergency medical services.

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Bystanders perform CPR and prepare a LIFEPAK CR2 AED on a sudden cardiac victim

The role of defibrillation during sudden cardiac arrest

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Survivor: Bennett Hart

A rare genetic condition caused Bennett Hart’s heart to stop three times between the ages of 8 and 15. Watch how this determined student athlete overcomes every obstacle with the support of his friends and family.

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Lineup of Stryker's AED portfolio including the LIFEPAK CR2 AED

AED buying guide

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Survivor: Bob Zollner

Bob Zollner, a retired firefighter, suffered a sudden cardiac arrest on his wife’s birthday. Watch how she saved his life with the help of their local fire department.

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AED signage on a wall in an office

8 steps to a successful AED safety program

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EMS Stories: Anchorage Area Wide EMS

We connected with the men and women of Anchorage Area-wide EMS for the latest installment of our EMS Stories series. Hear their perspectives on what it's like to work in Emergency Medical Services in the unforgiving, rugged terrain of Alaska.

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Survivor: Matt Cass

A normal routine changed direction when Matt Cass collapsed from a sudden cardiac arrest during his morning walk. Miraculously, after 80 minutes of continuous CPR and critical care, Matt regained his pulse and started breathing. Listen to his story.

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EMT stands outside emergency vehicle holidng a LIFEPAK CR2 AED

12-year-old girl experiences cardiac arrest, Stryker employee responds

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EMS Stories: Rescue on Mount Marmolada

As two experienced rock climbers scaled the vertical wall of Marmolada – the highest mountain of the Italian Dolomites – they knew something was amiss when the temperature dropped suddenly.

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Survivor: Jordan Schoen

Jordan Schoen was only 17 when he collapsed on the basketball court. Watch to learn how the system of care saved his life and why this experience drove his family to give back to their community.

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Woman grabbing an AED for use in an office setting

Defibrillator 101

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EMS Stories: Community Ambulance Las Vegas

We sat down with the men and women of Community Ambulance in Las Vegas. Hear their perspectives on what it's like to work in emergency medical services.

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Group of executives discussing creating an AED program for their workplace

5 steps to convince decision makers to adopt an AED program

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EMS Stories: Liverpool P.A.

We follow the volunteer men and women of Liverpool EMS in Liverpool, P.A. Learn how this small town community serves and protects their neighbors every day!

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Survivor: Roger Hildwein

What started out as a productive workout turned critical after our own Staff Mechanical Engineer Roger Hildwein suffered a sudden cardiac arrest in our onsite gym.

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Why all police cars need AEDs - back of a patrol vehicle

Why all police cars need AEDs

Law enforcements' role in providing early defibrillation

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Woman sitting at laptop reviewing workplace AED management software

3 ways AED remote monitoring makes a difference

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Survivor: Rick Ahrens

When one of our own Team Members, Rick Ahrens, succumbed to cardiac arrest, his co-workers didn't hesitate to start CPR and apply an AED. This is his story.

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Survivor: Bill Krueger

Former Major League Baseball player, William "Bill" Krueger, shares his sudden cardiac arrest survival story.

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