Archive - Feb 28, 2012

Archive - Feb 28, 2012

Fillling My Own Cup First

Anne Jennison, Lee, NH – 55 at time of event (2010)

Anne Jennison It was exam time, a stressful period for teachers as well as students. Anne had survived the 50-minute commute and was in her second class of the morning when she died. She was sitting at her desk while the high school freshmen finished their tests. Her face hit the table top and a couple of alert students rushed over to stop Anne from falling off her chair. They could see she was not conscious.

Atrus Develops Customized AED Registry for MN Resuscitation Consortium

Boca Raton, FL –Atrus, Inc., owners of the National AED Registry™, announced that it has provided a customized version of its automated external defibrillator (AED) registry to the Minnesota Resuscitation Consortium (MRC). 

The Minnesota Resuscitation Consortium, led by the University of Minnesota Cardiovascular Division, is dedicated to improving bystander response in sudden cardiac arrest events. Consortium Program Manager Kim Harkins commented “We see the Registry as part of the Consortium’s program in Minnesota to educate and inform citizens about sudden cardiac arrest, CPR, and the importance of public access to AEDs. The AED Registry will serve the community by ensuring that AEDs in public settings are ready to use and are accessible.” As more AEDs are registered, the Consortium hopes to use Registry information to identify gaps in AED placement and training in communities throughout Minnesota. 

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