Tag Archives: sports AEDs

AEDs for Schools are Gregory Moyer’s Legacy

Rachel Moyer holds AED

Gregory Moyer’s parents waited 15 years to mark his grave with a headstone. During that time, John and Rachel Moyer of Shawnee-on-Delaware, Pennsylvania, worked with schools and legislatures from Maine to Hawaii to communicate the importance of making automated external defibrillators (AEDs) available in schools. They established the Gregory W. Moyer Defibrillator Fund (www.gregaed.org) in memory of […]

Study Finds Adults Represent 2/3 of SCA Cases in Schools

A recent five-year study by Michigan researchers has revealed surprising information on the nature of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) events in schools: Victims tend to be adults and rarely occur at sporting events despite most SCAs occurring after 5 p.m. Case-in-point: Our recent blog entry [Parents and Student Save Grandfather’s Life During a High School […]

High School Athletic Trainer Uses AED To Save Referee’s Life

When Larry Moreau suddenly collapsed while refereeing a girl’s junior varsity basketball game Nov. 29 at Westbrook High School in Maine, athletic trainer Anita Dixon made a live-saving move: She grabbed a Powerheart® G3 AED. According to WCSH-TV in Portland, Maine, which first reported the incident, Moreau suddenly collapsed during the game. Dixon quickly checked his vital […]

World Heart Day: Saving lives through education and action

September 29 is World Heart Day, a time to focus attention on what can be done to promote heart health and prevent cardiac disease. Heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading cause of death, claiming 17.1 million lives each year. Across the globe people are holding events, conducting health screenings, and attending conferences on […]

Sports program AED saves a 13-year-old’s life

What could have been a very sad start to the fall sports season at Azle Junior High in Azle, Texas, had a happy ending when bystanders used the school’s automated external defibrillator (AED) to restart a 13-year-old football player’s heart. Firefighter Mike Leatherwood with a Powerheart AED G3 similar to the one used to save […]