Tag Archives: school AED

Teen who survived sudden cardiac arrest helps rescue classmate

Ward Alternative School Principal Grady Pruitt with Powerheart AED donated by the Indianapolis chapter of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Assocation. Wtih him, left to right: Kristi Polcsak, her son Tyler Byall, and school nurse Mary Hess. 18-year-old Fort Wayne, Indiana, high school senior Tyler Byall has confronted sudden cardiac arrest, not just once but twice in 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 […]

Texas school’s AED saves 6-year-old’s life

When 6-year-old Matthew Gates collapsed from sudden cardiac arrest while playing after school, staff from Brookhollow Elementary School and Matthew’s YMCA program sprang into action. The YMCA site director, a teacher, and the school custodian acted in seconds, starting CPR immediately and using the nearby Powerheart G3 automated external defibrillator to save the kindergartner’s life. Matthew’s mom […]

Defibrillator saves 13-year-old; cardiac arrest not just for the old [VIDEO]

Josh McKeel, the coach and athletic director at Calloway County High School, is a big advocate for automated external defibrillators. That’s why his parents, Al and Jan McKeel, donated a Powerheart AED G3 to the Kentucky high school’s athletic department last month. They made the donation in memory of McKeel’s late grandparents. Two days later, on August […]

Indiana school AEDs: Staff use AED to save stricken principal

Lowell Elementary School in Warren Township, Indiana, got automated external defibrillators (AEDs) five years ago. Just having the devices available gives staff and students a sense of security. Last week one of the AEDs did much more: It saved the life of Principal Susan Howard. AED unit at Lowell Elementary School Howard, 58, was in a staff meeting […]