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:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Many women are confused ... endometriosis. These women need a treatment plan to not only alleviate symptoms and ... help for preservation of fertility and ultimately achieving a pregnancy. The specialists at ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture animations, FCPX users can easily ... of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package transforms over 1,300 hand-drawn pictures ... . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it above media or text in ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of ... award to iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , ... Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... , ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell Observance Day. In an ... of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, Michigan, has issued a ... Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood cells, which can cause ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... is now offering micro-osteoperforation for accelerated orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience ... Damon brackets , AcceleDent, and accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Guerbet announced today that it has been named a ... One of 12 suppliers to receive the ... of Premier members through exceptional local customer service and ... lower costs. "We ... customer service from Premier," says Massimo Carrara , ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Research and ... Procedure Volumes: Global Analysis (United States, China, Japan, Brazil, ... report to their offering. ... for healthcare business planners, provides surgical procedure volume data ... trends with an in-depth analysis of growth drivers and ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... The Biotechnology industry might still ... great opportunities to investors. Stock-Callers.com assesses the recent performances ... XON ), Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ... ARNA ), and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ... your complimentary trade alerts at: http://stock-callers.com/registration ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: