If you’ve been watching the news lately, you may be familiar with the miraculous survival story of a 12-year old Texas girl who was saved by the quick action of two school teachers and an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). See the story here.
This story highlights the importance of CPR training and AEDs in schools, the workplace and other public areas. It also reminds us that, although relatively uncommon, Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is a real and potentially devastating occurrence.
Since October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month, we thought we’d take the opportunity to spotlight one of our favorite causes, Parent Heart Watch.
Parent Heart Watch is a nonprofit network of parents, families and partners dedicated to reducing SCA in youth. Parent Health Watch stresses the importance of early detection of dangerous heart conditions, CPR and AED training, and knowing the ‘Cardiac Chain of Survival’
Response LifeSafety strongly advocates CPR and AED training for all and the use of AEDs in schools and organized sports. We applaud the state of Texas for requiring AEDs in all public schools and Parent Heart Watch for the incredible work they do to educate the public.