Tag Archives: school defibrillators

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 […]

College AEDs: University of New Hampshire campus gets defibrillators: Cardiac Science for the week of July 12

College AEDs: University of New Hampshire campus gets defibrillators They’re in the classroom buildings, theater, recreation center and the student union: automated external defibrillators (AEDs) that a layperson can use to revive a victim of sudden cardiac arrest. “The machines are foolproof,” Jim Lapolla, Homeland Security specialist/paramedic with the university’s Office of Emergency Management, told the Campus Journal. […]

Dr. Oz: Heart screening, AEDs in schools, save kids’ lives [VIDEO]

Recently Dr. Mehmet Oz, professor of surgery at Columbia University in New York and host of the syndicated TV program The Dr. Oz Show,  took an in-depth look at what parents can do to prevent sudden cardiac death — what he terms “the number one sudden killer in children.” The show began by reviewing the […]

Students win national award for sudden cardiac arrest video [VIDEO]

Student video about sudden cardiac arrest wins national award Two students at Norwich Free Academy in Norwich, Connecticut, won anational award from the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation for their video about the life and death of schoolmate Larry Pontbriant. Pontbriant died of sudden cardiac arrest three years ago while running in a fundraising event. His parents […]

Electronic health record usage: 40 percent of doctors | Cardiac Science for the week of Jan. 25

Heart Safe news: Our weekly update on what’s happening in the world of heart safety and noninvasive cardiology Electronic medical records used by 40 percent of office-based physicians A 2009 EHR survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that more than 40 percent of office-based physicians are working with electronic health records. […]