It’s a story we know so well, but we never get tired of hearing: someone collapses, responsive bystanders take action and apply CPR, an automated external defibrillator (AED) is brought and shocks administered, and that someone gets a second chance at life.
This story comes from the C. Milton Wright High School in Bel Air, Maryland, and involves a girls basketball player, coaches, parents, law enforcement and EMS personnel, and that all-important defibrillator.
The quote from Lindsay Bilodeau, communications specialist with Harford County Public Schools, says it all: "The CPR was administered and the…(AED) unit was used to stabilize the student….All of our schools in Harford County are equipped with AED units for this purpose."
Establishing and maintaining an AED program seems like a big undertaking, but the investment in time and money is so small when put in the context of what these easy-to-use devices can do.
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