Schools Getting Automated External Defibrillators

Every school and all district offices within Polk County will have defibrillators and AED’s on hand to help anyone who goes into cardiac arrest before help arrives.

The school district has already purchased 159 Philips HeartStart FRx automated external defibrillator kits last year alone.

An automated external defibrillator, or AED, is a portable device about the size of a lunch box that senses heartbeats during cardiac arrest and may deliver an electrical shock if there is no pulse. The device connects to a victim’s body through sticky, metallic paddles about as thick as cardboard that adhere to the body.

For more information on external defibrillators, portable defibrillators, cardiac defibrillators, and automated external defibrillators, please contact DRE Medical Equipment at http://www.dremed.com/.

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