Navigation Links
AED.com Supports Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Legislation in Schools in US and UK
Date:6/19/2013

Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) June 19, 2013

Sudden cardiac arrest can strike anyone, even a child, at any time. Brain damage sets in an average of 5 minutes after cardiac arrest, but the average emergency medical service response time is around 11 minutes. This means that death is highly probable if an automated external defibrillator or AED is not readily available for use. In response to this dire reality, US Representative Lois Capps (CA-24) has introduced the Teaching Children to Save Lives Act (H.R. 2308) which would provide support for AED and CPR training programs for students in schools and other educational organizations.

The bill would also provide support for teachers and administrators to become certified AED and CPR instructors as well funds for AEDs in schools. Capps, who served as a school nurse and public health advocate for 20 years, is extremely passionate about the success of this bill. She states, “every second counts when someone is suffering from Sudden Cardiac Arrest, yet few people know what to do in an emergency. That is why it’s so important to teach students the life-saving skills of how to perform CPR and use an AED – skills they could use to one day save the life of a classmate, family member, or even a complete stranger. By training a generation of students in emergency response, we can dramatically reduce the rate of death from sudden cardiac arrest in our country." (Source)

Across the Atlantic Ocean, British Member of Parliament (MP) Karen Lumley has joined forces with SADS UK to petition for an AED mandate in all UK schools. Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS) UK is a charity focused on providing education regarding sudden cardiac arrest as well as funding for heart monitors and AEDs. SADS UK has been working on the “Big Shock” Campaign for over a year to bring particular awareness to the need for AEDs in schools. Now, the organization along with MP Lumley are presenting a petition for AED school mandates to Parliament.

These potential pieces of legislation signal an international interest in preparing and protecting students and teachers for incidents of sudden cardiac arrest. "We are constantly hearing from parents and community members interested in how they can improve AED access and training in local schools," commented Moriah Lutz-Tveite, AED.com Marketing Production Coordinator. AED.com is pleased to offer AED School Packages that include all necessary accessories including an alarmed cabinet and signage. Most importantly, these packages include pediatric pads which can be attached to an AED rendering them safe for use on children under the age of 8 or less than 55lbs. AED.com also offers a wide range of training products suitable for use in school and other community organizations.

AED.com is located in Brentwood, TN and serves over 20,000 customers in all 50 states and over 40 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit: http://www.aed.com/.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10845732.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. AED.com Now Offers Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Sports Packages
2. AED.com Announces 100 AED Giveaway in 2013
3. AED.com Now Offers Fitness Center AED Packages
4. AED.com Donates LifePak CR Plus AED to Tennessee State University Athletic Department
5. $8.7 million grant supports Gene-Environment Interaction research
6. MRHFM Supports Mesothelioma Awareness for Men’s Health Week June 10 -16
7. The Discovery House Supports Cancer Awareness and Cure
8. Reynolds grant supports aging education of doctors
9. Los Altos Community Foundation Grant Supports Pathways Hospice
10. Merck for Mothers Supports UNICEF’s Efforts to Help Save Lives in South Africa
11. Leiter’s Compounding Pharmacy Supports PCAB’s Strengthened Accreditation Process
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/11/2016)... ... December 11, 2016 , ... It’s hard for an inventor from ... Tired of the sneezing, watery eyes and general discomfort associated with allergic reactions, he ... then created a prototype of the patent-pending CLEAN AIR NOSE FILTER, an accessory that ...
(Date:12/10/2016)... ... December 10, 2016 , ... ... for Santa are all sources of external stimuli that can put a great ... added pressure to spread holiday cheer through gifts, food and festive gatherings can ...
(Date:12/10/2016)... ... December 10, 2016 , ... When faced with having to use a toilet ... seat to her body, and contamination of children when they use public toilets. This ... problem that many people face. , The patent-pending SANI-POCKET enables a person to use ...
(Date:12/9/2016)... Northern Kentucky - Cincinnati, Ohio (PRWEB) , ... ... ... leader in the production of miniature, folded, pharmaceutical inserts and outserts. As ... & Serialization Device. This addition will enable Flottman to individually code professional ...
(Date:12/9/2016)... ... December 09, 2016 , ... An inventor from Cana, Va., ... ride all types of amusement park rides. , The patent-pending SAFETY STRAP FOR AMPUTEES ... to use and could be set up in a matter of minutes, or even ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/9/2016)... -- RxWiki Inc., a digital health company that powers the ... of pharmacies through its Digital Pharmacist SaaS platform, today ... on Fire" Award in the Health and Life Sciences ... award as one of Austin,s fastest growing companies," said ... "Our platform gives independent retail pharmacies the digital tools ...
(Date:12/9/2016)... 2016  Forge Therapeutics, Inc. today announced a ... EVT, TecDAX, ISIN: DE0005664809) to advance its novel ... of bacterial infections including those caused by drug ... attractive antibacterial target for more than the past ... starting points has hampered its progress. Forge has ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... YORK , Dec. 8, 2016 ... ... as reducing loss of blood during surgeries, lowering the risks ... and decreasing risks of SSIs. The patient warming systems can ... intravascular warming systems.These benefits in turn reduce the stay at ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: