Archive - Apr 2007 - Campaign Article

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April 27th

ACT Foundation Paves Way for AED Education in Canadian Schools

April 27, 2007 – OTTAWA, ON – The Advanced Coronary Treatment (ACT) Foundation of Canada is paving the way for defibrillator education in Canadian schools through its pilot project in Ottawa

ACT recently launched the ACT High School Defibrillator Pilot Project—the first of its kind in Canada –  when nearly 20 teachers from four Ottawa high schools were trained to teach their students how to save lives with a defibrillator.

The goal of the pilot is to expand students’ CPR training, increasing their ability to respond to cardiac emergencies in public places. Research shows that when early citizen CPR is combined with early defibrillation, the rate of survival for a person experiencing a cardiac arrest almost doubles.

April 24th

North Dakota Schools To Get AEDs

April 24, 2007 – BISMARK – North Dakota Governor John Hoeven has signed into law Senate Bill No. 2313, which provides for the purchase and distribution of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in schools. The state superintendent of public instruction will oversee the program, ensuring that school staff are properly trained. The $400,000 needed to support the program will come from the superintendent’s budget.

This is great news for Michelle Tipton of Beulah, who has been working for years to raise awareness about the need for AEDs in schools. Her son, Shannon Huber, then 17, died from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in 1999. It was later discovered that the cause of his SCA was long Q-T syndrome, a hereditary condition that affects the heart’s electrical rhythm.

Tipton is creating a database of schools in North Dakota that have AEDs. So far, 40 of 204 school districts have AEDs, she said.

Mission & Vision

The mission of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Foundation is to prevent death and disability from sudden cardiac arrest. The vision of the SCA Foundation is to increase awareness about sudden cardiac arrest and influence attitudinal and behavioral changes that will reduce mortality and morbidity from SCA.

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