New AED Legislation in California

California

Sudden cardiac arrest affects nearly 10,000 youth nationally per year according to the American Heart Association, while the National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research reports that more student athletes die annually from sudden cardiac arrest than from sport-related trauma. As a result, more and more states are enacting AED legislation. California Assembly Bill 2009 […]

Heart survives SCA thanks to Powerheart® AED

Principal Jason Smith and staff at the Longfellow Middle School are honored for the rescue of 7th grader Omarion Heart using the schools Powerheart AED.

When 7th grader Omarion Heart collapsed during gym class Longfellow Middle School in Indianapolis last month, school staff were ready to act. Heart, 13, had been playing basketball when sudden cardiac arrest struck. He fell to the floor and stopped breathing. Two of his classmates ran to get help, returning with the school nurse and […]

Heroes team up to save college student life with Powerheart® AED

Teamwork pays off is an axiom normally equated to sports. Recently, it applied to a student’s life. When Wichita State University student Tyler Hull collapsed in the school’s Ablah Library on Dec. 15, students, police, and first responders collaborated to save his life with a Powerheart® G3 Plus automated external defibrillator (AED). The university honored […]

Co-workers, Powerheart® G5 AED Help Save CM Tucker Lumber Employee

Rollings with Powerheart G5 AED

The folks at CM Tucker Lumber in Pageland, S.C., made an investment in an automated external defibrillator (AED) program 11 years ago. Back in November, that decision paid off handsomely when employees used one of the company’s new Powerheart® G5 AEDs to save a co-worker’s life. Bobby Rollings, a grader at the lumber company, was […]

Foundation offers heart screening event at Kansas State University

Poster at the Anthony Bates Foundation heart screening event at KSU

The Anthony Bates Foundation held a heart screening event at Kansas State University on Sept. 11, providing exams for close to 300 college athletes, student athletes from area high schools, and other community members. The event at the K-State Alumni Center is one of dozens organized by the Anthony Bates Foundation, which has a goal […]