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Control Room Centers In Focus: Poison Control Pittsburgh

New parents in Pittsburgh can probably recite the telephone number for the Pittsburgh Poison Center (PPC) from memory, perhaps with a little help from Mr. Yuk.

The character was created in 1971 by Dr. Richard Moriarty, a clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Moriarty, whom also founded the Pittsburgh Poison Center and the National Poison Control Center Network, designed the prohibitory mascot as an alternative to the traditional skull and crossbones motif. He felt that the former image could too often be confused with the Jolly Roger symbol of the local baseball team, The Pittsburgh Pirates.

Home AED Defibrillator Pads in case

Philips Home Defibrillator and Pads: Every Home Needs One

The Philips Home Defibrillator can be ordered with three pads: M5071A, M5072A, and the M5073A. This important medical tool is a necessity for every home. Thousands of people die of cardiac arrest each year. Many of them don’t even get a chance to be treated immediately. This can happen with anyone, and the best way to avoid such a situation is to keep a Philips Home Defibrillator at home. Just like a first aid kit, is important for everyone to keep one in the house, the same way a Philips Home Defibrillator is important. This tool has changed the face of emergency medical treatment.

Philips Heartstart Defibrillator Pads

Correctly Using Philips Defibrillator Pads

A Philips automated external defibrillator is a small lightweight portable device that is used treat a sudden cardiac arrest or heart attack, a condition which is characterized by the irregular quivering of the heart muscle that prevents it from adequately pumping blood throughout the body.

The Philips Defibrillator works best when paired with the specifically designed pads, the Philips M5071A, compatible with the Philips OnSite / HS1 AED.

Although the Philips Defibrillator Pads are very easy to use, an emergency situation can often make the primary caregiver nervous, frantic or flustered and likely to forget their training and instructions. So how do you properly use an AED in case you have to?