The TLC Care Team is inviting and encouraging members to attend a training session to learn how to use the Automated External Defibrillator properly. The AED was purchased several years ago and it can be a life-saving device that is used in an emergency when a person’s heart stops.
Fortunately, we have not had a situation that has called for its use, but we need people willing to be trained in case the AED is needed. We should all be aware of the machine’s location at the very least. The AED was recently moved toward the end of the Jeppson Hallway nearest the offices. The AED machine talks and gives step by step instructions as to how to proceed in an emergency, from calling 911 to applying sensors to a person experiencing cardiac arrest.
These sensors send information about the person’s heart rhythm, or lack of it, to a computer in the AED that determines whether or not the person should receive an electric shock.
Please consider attending the training on May 19 at which time a training video will be shown on the use of the AED.