Little Falls Hospital, part of the Bassett Healthcare Network, recently received a grant from Slocum-Dickson Foundation, Inc., for a HeartStart OnSite AED Trainer and a Zoll AED Plus Trainer2.
An automated external defibrillator is a small lightweight device that allows citizens and co-workers to treat sudden cardiac arrest by delivering a shock to the victim’s chest, ideally restarting his or her heart.
AEDs are user-friendly and even “talk” the user through the process.
“We are most thankful to the Slocum Dickson Foundation, Inc., for the AED Trainers,” says Loretta Mosher, certified emergency nurse and learning and development manager at LFH. “AED training provides realistic training on the proper use of the AED units within the hospital. Continued education of our employees ensures that our staff, patients and visitors receive the highest quality of care.”