Tag Archives: sudden cardiac arrest

‘If it weren’t for the police having AEDs, I wouldn’t be here and my kids would be motherless’

Doctors save lives. EMTs save lives. But police officers? Increasingly, the upholders of law and order are also serving as the front line for rescue as well. Police who once waited for the ambulance to arrive losing valuable time between sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) onset and lifesaving therapy. Now many officers are using CPR and […]

AED legislation, awareness increases foundation’s reach in New Jersey

Back in March 2014; police in Newton, N.J., responded to a report than a man had been found in a high-rise apartment building, unconscious and with no pulse. The person who reported the incident began CPR, and officers arrived to take over within two minutes. They continued CPR and then pulled out their AED. The […]

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 […]

Ronald McDonald House Receives Life-Saving Gift

The Ronald McDonald House located near Loyola Medical Center in Hines, Illinois, was presented with a Powerheart® Automated External Defibrillator(AED) from The Sara Kathleen Schacht Memorial Fund. The facility will now be Rescue Ready® and equipped to treat victims who are struck with sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Ronald McDonald House near Loyola Medical Center (Hines, Illinois) presented with a […]

AtlantiCare Heart Heroes Donate AEDs To Ventnor School

Ventnor Middle School representative Jeff Garbutt of Northfield presents a check on behalf of the teacher’s union to Pat McCarthy, an AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Heart Hero volunteer with Rose Marie McCarthy, cardiology outreach coordinator and Ventnor City Education Association Vice President Matt Garbutt of Ocean City. The Heart Heroes organization at AtlantiCare Regional Medical […]