he webinar “AEDs: Increasing Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates in Your Community” is now available as a free archived download on the Firehouse.com website.
This is an hour-long presentation by AED experts Michael Schwartz, battalion chief with the North Lake Tahoe Fire District, and Doug Randell, EMS training officer with the St. Louis Fire Department’s Public Access to Defibrillation (PAD) program.
Schwartz, vice-president elect of Nevada Project Heartbeat, explains how his department helped lead the creation of an AED program for the popular resort region of North Lake Tahoe. North Lake Tahoe now has one of the country’s highest survival rates for sudden cardiac arrest. Schwartz tells how they planned, launched, and now manage, that successful program.
Randell talks about the challenges of managing one of the largest urban PAD programs in the country. He shares his expertise in AED training, deployment and equipment maintenance — critical issues for PAD programs in communities of any size.
Schwartz and Randell both provide valuable insights on ways to fund AED purchases and related training and maintenance activities.
You can access this webinar, sponsored by Cardiac Science and Firehouse.com, on the Firehouse.com website.