personal flotation device

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personal flotation device

Abbreviation: PFD
A life vest to prevent drowning and near drowning. People engaged in water sports, such as boating or water skiing, or rescuers working on or near the water should wear PFDs at all times. The U.S. Coast Guard sets standards and establishes specifications for the manufacture and use of PFDs. Personal flotation devices may be used to provide added buoyancy for the patient during aquatic therapy.
See also: device
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ZOLL Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, announced today that it will display the LifeVest Wearable Defibrillator along with sudden cardiac death (SCD) education and screening tools, and the Intravascular Temperature Management (IVTM ) system, in Booths A34 and A43 at Cardiostim 2014 from 18-21 June in Nice, France.
One of the cardiologists didn't want me to leave the hospital until I got fitted for a LifeVest," said Capelle, now 42.
Application has been filed for Japanese regulatory approval of X Series monitor defibrillators and the LifeVest wearable defibrillator.
The rescuers from the fire brigade, who spent the night looking for around 15 missing people, found the body of a passenger wearing a lifevest on the second deck in the unsubmerged part of the huge vessel, ANSA said.
So it's no surprise she enjoys hurling herself out of a helicopter wearing a helmet, harness and lifevest.
When Robert Hurley says wearing his LifeVest was like being wrapped in an EMT, that's high praise.
Brave Hearts and Their Cradles: A Pictorial Presentation of Native American Cradleboards by Richard Janulewicz, Lifevest Publishing, 2006.
Mr Corcoran said: "Most people who go to sea can neither swim nor wear a lifevest.
The resultant proof of safety and efficacy led to the Food and Drug Administration's recent marketing approval of the device, known as the LifeVest, developed by Lifecor Inc.
AED Plus, AED Pro, IVTM, LifeVest, X Series, and ZOLL are trademarks or registered trademarks of ZOLL Medical Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
Centennial, CO: Lifevest, 2003, ISBN#: 193233831-4, 22 pages.