Tag Archives: Iowa AED

AED at Ball Field Saves Life of Iowa High School First Baseman

Matt Shaver, sudden cardiac arrest survivor

A readily accessible automated external defibrillator (AED) at the ball field saved the life of Matt Shaver, a Johnston, Iowa, high school baseball player, this summer. The 18-year-old first baseman was outside the dugout during the second game of a home-field doubleheader when he experienced sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). The high school’s trainer, Chris Wiedmann, called for an AED and started cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), […]

Improving rural access and community access to AEDs: Cardiac Science for the week of August 10

Improving rural access and community access to AEDs The Rural Access to Emergency Devices (RAED) Grant Program (a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) helps get AEDs and CPR/AED training to rural communities. Communities must apply as community partnerships, representing EMS, law enforcement, fire departments, and other community entities. This spreadsheet from the AHA shows current state-by-state […]