The Lake Chelan School district was presented with a plaque from the North Central Emergency Care Council at this weeks board meeting in recognition of the districts commitment to providing public access lifesaving AED’s.
The recently launched program placed ten automated external defibrillators or AED’s at most district campuses including both gymnasiums.
The portable AED’s have the capability to automatically diagnoses potentially life threatening cardiac arrhythmias and treat them through the application of electrical therapy allowing the heart to re-establish an effective rhythm.
Emergency Care Council Training Coordinator, Renita Cook, says her agency representing Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan and Grant counties, is always looking to honor organizations that ensure the continuation of emergency medical services in our communities.
Chelan school Superintendent Rob Manahan says the district was able to purchase enough AED’s to pretty much cover most campuses.
Of the many public places that employ a rescue plan, schools may offer the best opportunity for a good outcome: WashingtonState researchers found that 79 percent of cardiac arrests at schools were witnessed compared to just 62 percent at other public locations."CLICK HERE" for Audio
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