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the leadership of Monica
Kleinman, MD, director of the Transport Team, and with support
Life Support, Nursing and Biomedical Engineering, Childrens
recently installed automated
external defibrillators (AEDs) in five hospital locations. Because
chances for survival after a cardiac arrest decline by 10 percent
every minute, says Kleinman, the benefits of early defibrillation
are very clear.
At right, Nancy Famolore, RN, BSN,
program coordinator for Basic Life Support, and Thomas
Sherr, manager of Benefits, demonstrate the simplicity of
operating an AED. The demonstrators showed that almost anyone could
provide immediate assistance to an adult who suffers cardiac arrest,
simply by following the instructions on the unit. During such an
event, Code Blue should always be contacted at ext. 5-5555 before
care is provided.
AED units are located in the cafeteria, at the basement-level and
sub-basement-level loading dock, and in the lobbies of the Wolbach
and Enders buildings.
American Heart Month
Get hands-on and help save a
To learn CPR, or to learn how
to support AED programs in your community contact the BLS
Program at ext.
5-2649 or by clicking HERE.
CPR and AEDs
From the American Heart Association
Center for Early Defibrillation
Basic Life Support Program
training pays off
Children's News, 4/12/02
AED programs can save thousands of lives