Talk about a great return on investment. Bonfiglioli, a Hebron, Ohio manufacturing company, installed an AED on the morning of February 19th. Later that day, an employee’s life was saved with the brand new device.
A cardiac arrest rescue should never be routine, but we must admit it’s refreshing to hear about a rescue that goes exactly by the book like the one we are featuring today. Earlier this month, Elgin Community College basketball player Zach Cooper collapsed mid-game. Cooper has been previously healthy and had experienced no symptoms prior to his collapse.
Did you catch our post earlier this week on the University of Pennsylvania’s Defib Design Challenge? Statistics like the ones from a just released study are all the proof we need for the importance of AED awareness campaigns like Penn’s. That’s because according to this new report, 79% of employed adults do not know where an AED in their workplace is.
What can a city government do to best protect it’s citizens from sudden cardiac death? Perhaps equip the city’s police cruisers like Dunwoody, Georgia has? Or maybe ensure all city schools have fully functioning AEDs at all times? One Nevada city has taken its role as a source of heart protection to the next level.
How many AEDs do you walk by on a daily basis? At the mall? At school or your church? Don’t feel bad if you’re not quite sure. AEDs are often kept out of sight or might just blend in to their surroundings. That’s why the University of Pennsylvania created the Defibrillator Design Challenge: an opportunity for graphic artists to submit designs that will draw focus to public access AEDs.