Archive - Sep 14, 2011

Archive - Sep 14, 2011

OK, the principal was right. Bug your principal to do the same, PLEASE!

15-Year-Old High School Football Player in Louisiana Saved with ZOLL AED Plus
Coaches and Team Practiced CPR Just Weeks Before Life-Saving Event

ZOLL Medical Corporation (Nasdaq GS: ZOLL), a manufacturer of resuscitation devices and related software solutions, reported today that football coaches at Breaux Bridge High School in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, combined CPR and a ZOLL AED Plus® to save the life of a freshman football player on May 19. The coaches launched into lifesaver mode when they spotted then 15-year-old Teddrick Lewis lying face-down on the sidelines during a football scrimmage. Because of their preparedness and quick action, Lewis has just started his sophomore year of high school.

According to Head Coach Paul Broussard, Lewis collapsed moments after leaving the field and was sprawled out on the ground with his face buried in the grass. Instinct and training immediately took over for Broussard and his staff.

A STUNNING 75% Save Rate

From JEMS... http://www.jems.com/article/patient-care/phoenix-airport-aed-program-enj...

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport may be one of the best public places in the country to survive a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Indeed, thanks to an innovative public AED program initiated 10 years ago at the airport, the rate of people surviving witnessed cardiac arrests and being released from a hospital neurologically intact is a stunning 75%.

“If you want to have your heart stop beating, have it [occur] at the Phoenix Sky Harbor airport,” says Debbie Thomas, RN, a paramedic training coordinator for the Phoenix Fire Department.

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