Tag Archives: school AED

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 […]

Powerheart to the Rescue: Fast-Acting Coaches, Principal Save 13-Year-Old Student’s Life

Amanda Marquez at ceremony where her coaches and school principal were recognized for saving her life using an AED.

On August 23, 13-year-old Amanda Marquez went into sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) during volleyball tryouts at Creek Valley Middle School in Carrollton, Texas. Fortunately, the school’s coaches were prepared. While the vice-principal called 911, Principal Nicole Jund brought the school’s automated external defibrillator (AED) into the gym. Coaches administered CPR, and Jund opened the AED […]

Andrew Ortega Foundation donates school AEDs

Four years ago Michelle Spencer lost her son, Andrew Ortega, a gifted student and athlete. The Rutherford, N.J., teenager died in his sleep, a victim of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Andrew was just 13. The family found out later that Andrew had lived with an undiagnosed heart condition (an enlarged heart) that put him at risk for SCA. Had anyone thought […]

Texas teacher saved by nurse with school AED

Cardiac Science AED Specialist Mark Deener with Eagle Heights Emergency Response Team.

A teacher was working with students in her classroom at Eagle Heights Elementary School in Azle, Texas, (northwest of Fort Worth) — when suddenly she collapsed. What happened next was a textbook example of planning, training, and preparedness: The substitute teacher assisting in the classroom summoned help, and soon Eagle Heights staff were calling 911 […]