Safety Snippet: Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Program

AEDs are simple to operate.

AEDs are simple to operate.

According to the American Red Cross, “Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. Over 350,000 people will suffer from sudden cardiac arrest this year. It can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere and at any age. An AED is the only effective treatment for restoring a regular heart rhythm during sudden cardiac arrest and is an easy to operate tool for someone with no medical background.”

Many of you have already received AED training as part of the Basic First Aid and CPR class, so you know AEDs are simple to operate.

In accordance with State Administrative Manual Management Memo MM 07-03, the Safety Committee is pleased to announce we are in the process of implementing an AED Program for the Region. Stay tuned for updates! If you are interested in learning more about this program, please contact your Regional Safety Committee.

~Contributed by the Northern Region Safety Committee