Tag Archives: AEDs in schools

School Health Names Cardiac Science Top Partner of the Year

For the third year in a row, Cardiac Science, an Opto Circuits group company and a global leader in automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and diagnostic cardiac monitoring devices, has been selected as Top Partner of the Year by School Health, a leading distributor of health supplies and equipment to schools in the United States. The […]

Teachers use school AED to save the life of a 12-year-old student

We heard last week from a friend at Cook Children’s Hospital in Frisco, Texas, with the best news possible: Two teachers at a Maus Middle School using an automated external defibrillator (AED) had saved the life of a 12-year-old girl who had collapsed from sudden cardiac arrest. According to reports on nbcdfw.com and myfoxdfw.com, seventh-grader Kylee Shea collapsed […]

“I would like to help stop heart disease.” – Bailey, Evergreen Elementary

Here at Cardiac Science, we always appreciate hearing from the community. The following letter was sent to us by a local elementary-school student named Bailey. Because the future of cardiac health rests in the hands of our children, we must remember to nurture their aspirations. One day, perhaps in the not-too-distant future, they will produce […]

New AED legislation: January 2011

In the first weeks of the new year, automated external defibrillator (AED) billswere introduced in seven state legislatures: Connecticut Rep. Jason Perillo introduced HB 5455, a bill to provide immunity for any public facility that maintains an automatic external defibrillator in accordance with specified standards. Rep. Kevin Ryan introduced HB 5483, which would require dialysis units, outpatient surgical facilities, assisted […]

Abbots Langley school receives life-saving equipment

Wayne Pope died suddenly just 10 days after his 30th birthday. A heart defibrillator could have saved his life. Now that vital piece of equipment has been presented to an Abbots Langley (UK) primary school to ensure that its staff and pupils could be saved in similar circumstances. Wayne died from Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS), a rare […]