Tag Archives: AEDs in schools

Mother Gives Back to Help Prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest

When tragedy struck, it did not take long for the Babbitt family to jump at the opportunity to help others who might be in a similar situation. The John Taylor Babbitt Foundation was established six months after 16 year-old John Babbitt collapsed and died from a previously undiagnosed heart condition. Since her son’s untimely death, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Second Life Saved by an AED in a Single Month

History repeats itself – and in the case of one New York school district – lives were saved as a result. Left to right: Amanda Tiffany, Larry Paniccia, Rebecca DiSisto, MaryLu Fiori. Credit Plamena Pesheva Exactly one month after an automated external defibrillator (AED) saved a woman’s life at a nearby middle school, Lakeland Central […]

Honor Society at East Stroudsburg University Receives AEDs

East Stroudsburg University (ESU) will receive automated external defibrillators (AEDs) that will be installed in their dormitory buildings thanks to the work of Iota Tau Alpha Athletic Training Honor Society (ITA). The honor society raised funds for the Gregory W. Moyer Foundation, which provides aid for schools that do not have the budget to buy these life-saving devices, […]