by Tower Wellness
Aug 19, 2019
West Reading, Pa. – On Thursday, August 15 an anonymous neighborhood member donated an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to the Wyomissing Farmers Marketplace. The Good friends of Reading Hospital and HeartSAFE Berks County committee members presented the AED to representatives from the market place.
The AED was bought via the HeartSAFE Berks County (HeartSAFE) AED discount plan. Due to the fact the inception of HeartSAFE in 2010, The Good friends of Reading Hospital designed a plan that makes it possible for everyone in Berks County the chance to obtain an AED on the internet at a discounted price of roughly 40 %.
“The Good friends of Reading Hospital appreciate the kindness of the donor. This generous donation is a present to the shoppers and workers of the market place,” stated Mary Ellen Batman, President, The Good friends of Reading Hospital. “We encourage all residents of the neighborhood to develop into familiar with the areas of AED’s in the neighborhood and study the lifesaving talent of hands only CPR.”
The very first 3 to 5 minutes through an episode of sudden cardiac arrest are important and generally decide the patient outcome. AEDs play an critical part in the chain of survival for a victim of sudden cardiac arrest. The chain of survival contains: Calling 9-1-1 right away, performing CPR, employing an AED, and accessing sophisticated emergency healthcare care.
The Good friends of Reading Hospital have donated much more than 630 AEDs to police, very first responders, schools, and neighborhood organizations in Berks County. All of these devices have been registered on the HeartSAFE Berks County AED Registry so they can be accessed in the occasion of an emergency.
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