For Heart Month, One Beat CPR + AED Helps Promote Defibrillator Access and Awareness with Donation to Dr. G. Guy Knickerbocker, Pioneer of Modern Day CPR and First Defibrillator Technology

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NARVON, PA and DAVIE, FL. – One Beat CPR + AED, a leading provider of PHILIPS HeartStart Defibrillators (AEDs) and Emergency Resuscitative Care Certification Training and proponent of Community defibrillator access and CPR/AED training programs, is giving back to the community with a donation of a PHILIPS HeartStart OnSite AED package and training accessories.
In 1957, Dr. Knickerbocker and his colleague, Dr. William Kouwenhoven, invented the defibrillator. In fact, it was a key observation made by Knickerbocker that led to the development of devices to restart a stopped or trembling heart and a method to sustain circulation long enough to save lives. Alongside Dr. James Jude, the three discover the benefit of closed chest compression the following year. After adding Dr. Peter Safars’ rescue breathing work, they create CardioPulmonary Resuscitation in 1960. These remarkable contributions to science and medicine are the basis for the entire modern day chain of survival, a series of actions that, when put into motion, reduce the mortality rate of cardiac arrest. Dr. Knickerbocker’s immediate thoughts are to train his local community to use the defibrillator. Every minute that passes without access to an AED reduces the likelihood of survival by 10%. Having an AED readily available means more lives can be saved.
In 1963, Dr. Knickerbocker’s own father was resuscitated following a heart attack using the CPR methods perfected and promoted by his son.
One Beat’s owner, Lon Rosen is “both happy and honored to donate a defibrillator to one of the founders of CardioPulmonary Resuscitation and defibrillator technology. It’s the least we can do to show our appreciation for Dr. Knickerbocker’s own efforts to save lives and acknowledge his key role in our industry.”
Dr. Knickerbocker and his wife, Joan, were grateful for the donation and look forward to having a defibrillator close at hand.

About One Beat CPR + AED
One Beat CPR + AED is South Florida’s leading American Heart Association (AHA) and American Safety Health Institute (ASHI) authorized training facility. Founded by Lon Rosen, a 14-year Key Biscayne Fire Department veteran, One Beat’s training team consists of firefighters, paramedics, and police officers – people dedicated to saving lives every day. They deliver real life experience to make CPR training accessible, fun, and informative for families, schools, and businesses. The company is also an exclusive Philips partner offering Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and accessories. For more information, please call (954) 321-5305 or visit http://www.onebeatcpr.com.