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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Balindong asked the man to wear a lifevest tossed by a rescuer before he carried the man to safety.
For more severe cardiac cases, the ZOLL LifeVest Wearable Defibrillator can detect life-threatening abnormal heart rhythms and deliver a treatment shock to restore healthy cardiac rhythm.
Food and Drug Administration today approved a new indication for the LifeVest wearable cardioverter defibrillator.
Zoll plans to maintain Kyma's facilities and workforce in Israel and California as a part of Zoll's LifeVest division.
One of the cardiologists didn't want me to leave the hospital until I got fitted for a LifeVest," said Capelle, now 42.
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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.
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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.