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Opioid Overdoses and Cardiac Arrest

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EMS responders play a critical role in the treatment and, potentially, the prevention of the opioid epidemic we face today. Due to the staggering amount of deaths to opioid overdoses, it has been deemed a public health crisis. Opioids are responsible for decreasing the sensation of pain for the user by stimulating certain receptors in the brain. The lack of any perceived pain induces a feeling of euphoria- the feeling chased by opioid abusers.

The umbrella of opioids include heroin and several prescription painkillers such as methadone, oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine and fentanyl. During an opioid overdose, the patient experiences difficulty breathing and often respiratory arrest. Unfortunately, following respiratory arrest, a common secondary outcome of an opioid overdose occurs: cardiac arrest.

EMS responders often use naloxone which reverses the effects of opioid overdose, making it possible for the patient to breathe again. This drug is time sensitive and administering it can be a risky decision. Naloxone can prompt narcotic withdrawal symptoms and if it is administered too aggressively, the patient may have violent reactions. Since cardiac arrest frequently follows respiratory arrest, it is important to check the patient’s pulse and have an AED nearby in case the patient needs to be resuscitated. It is important to abide by the local rules if you have to administer naloxone to a patient in cardiac arrest.

With the help of properly and safely administered naloxone and timely use of an AED, many lives can and will be saved. EMS responders play a vital role in helping to decrease  opioid overdoses every day. With the proper rehabilitation and education opportunities, this public health crisis may, one day, be less prevalent.

For more information about cardiac emergency preparedness, please visit www.aed.com.

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DXE Medical Acquires Cardio Partner Resources

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DUBLIN, Ohio, March 6, 2017 – DXE Medical, Inc., a Sarnova company specializing in sales and service of cardiac care products, announced today that it has acquired Cardio Partner Resources, LLC.  The acquisition further strengthens DXE’s cardiac care offering to customers, with the addition of nationwide CPR/AED/first aid training, program management services and a full assortment of AEDs and cardiac care products.

Cardio Partner Resources is the leading independent training business in the United States.  The company provides a full line of certified CPR/AED/first aid training classes for both the lay and professional rescuer.  Founded in 2005, Cardio Partner Resources works with and trains the nation’s largest employers, including the top retail pharmacy chains.

“With the addition of Cardio Partner Resources, we are well‐positioned to realize our vision of delivering the best integrated cardiac event preparedness solution to our customers,” said Jeff Prestel, president and CEO, Sarnova.

Brian Leonard, president of Cardio Partner Resources, will continue to lead the company’s training team, comprised of more than 350 certified instructors nationwide.

“Cardio Partner Resources is excited to help build upon the outstanding reputation of DXE Medical. This partnership will enable both organizations to support our customers’ AED, training, and program management needs on a nationally recognized platform,” said Leonard.

DXE’s General Manager Reuben Dickenson added, “We will now have a more complete set of solutions for our customers who seek to save lives by being prepared for cardiac arrest scenarios. Cardio Partner Resources’ training and program management, coupled with DXE’s device sales, service and recertification capabilities, provides a much wider range of offerings and solution capabilities for the marketplace.”  

About DXE Medical DXE Medical specializes in providing sales and service for both new and recertified products including AEDs, monitor/defibrillators, and other medical equipment and accessories to care providers and businesses across the nation. Through manufacturer‐certified biomedical technicians, DXE provides factory recertification, preventive maintenance, extended warranty and general repair. For more information, visit www.DXEmed.com.

About Cardio Partners Resources Cardio Partner Resources provides nation‐wide, onsite training in CPR, first aid and the use of AEDs. It sells AEDs and related products and provides program management services related to AEDs. Cardio Partner Resources works with each client to determine the best training and product solution to meet their budgets, needs and expectations. For more information, visit www.cardiopartners.com.

About Sarnova Sarnova is the leading national specialty distributor of healthcare products in the emergency medical services (EMS) and acute care markets. The company is comprised of four major business units:  Bound Tree Medical, DXE Medical, Emergency Medical Products and Tri‐anim Health Services. Sarnova is a company of Water Street Healthcare Partners, a strategic investor focused exclusively on the health care industry. For more information, visit www.sarnova.com.


 

DXE Media Contact: John Bryson, Director of Sales & Marketing:  866‐349‐4363 ext. 7225, john.bryson@dxemed.com

 

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Frequently Asked Questions – FASTEX AED Acquisition

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Q: When did DXE Medical, Inc. acquire First Aid and Safety of Texas, Inc. (FASTEX AED)?
A: December 1, 2016

Q: How does this acquisition change the way I order my AEDs and supplies?
A: The supplies you are accustomed to ordering from FASTEX AED will not change; however, the location and name of company you order them from will now be DXE Medical. Michael Riggs will continue to be your primary contact for AEDs, supplies and accessories and DXE Medical’s customer service team will be an additional resource to answer any other questions you may have. 

Also, DXE Medical has an on-site, factory trained staff of biomed technicians to service your equipment and assess your technical needs. Continue reading

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