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    What if there's a medical emergency on your boat, far from land?

    I should have talked about this first before the talking about the prices of the other two gadgets above. But, although this is not inexpensive, but it could save a life or maybe more. I'm talking about

    The Traveler Advanced Medical Kit was on display at the Core Medical booth at the 2017 NY Boat Show. The company says it provides immediate First Aid to treat Stroke, Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Heart Attack and lots of other less critical emergencies. That kit has a suggested retail price of almost $2700, but it includes the $1175.00 HeartSine 350P Automated External Defibrillator. It seems Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) strikes over 300,000 people in the U.S. every year…without warning. With little time to act, especially aboard a board at sea, it’s important to have the a defibrillator nearby. I never used an automatic external defibrillator and I asked Jon Bloomberg at the booth if a total novice could use one. He didn't have a dummy there (provide your own joke here) to do a proper demo but did explain how easy they are to use. I asked if there was a video demo was on his company's website and he said there was. I went there, but the video was listed as "coming soon". However I found another video online that does a good job of showing folks who have never used an automated external defibrillator before react to using one for the first time. I also learned that used defirillator start at about $750 and that if you live in NYS you can get a $500 tax credit on one, used or new. The HeartSine 350P is lightweight (about 2.4 pounds), compact, portable and easy-to-use. Voice and visual prompts guide the user step-by-step through the rescue process. A 4 year battery/Pad-Pak life, suitable for all patients. There's an optional Pediatric Pak available for patients under 8 years of age or less than 55 pounds. It also has an IP56 rating, the highest dust and moisture ingress rating of any AED. And an automatic self-check.


    Lots more info here: http://www.coremedicalsystems.com/


    You Tube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghfj4HyU1M0




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