"We're so proud to be standing here in front of you today, unveiling these AEDs," said Karen Campf, RN, BSN, CCRN, Director of Nursing Educational Services at ACH.
are located in the main lobbies of the hospital and its Professional Office Building, as well as in its adjacent exercise center, "The Sweat Shop."
thanked the dozens of staff members in attendance not only for participating in the ceremony but also for funding the project.
told the audience that, from a health and safety standpoint, AEDs
are a vital tool.
noted that, traditionally, only trained medical professionals were able to interpret the heart rhythms on manual defibrillator devices.
said manual defibrillators work by giving the heart a controlled electric shock, forcing all the heart muscles to contract at once, and, ideally jolting it back into a regular rhythm.
will be leading a team in AED in the near future.
ACH Colleagues (from left to right) Director of Quality Services Sue Feller, Director of Cardio Pulmonary Services BJ Hatton, Director of Nursing Educational Services Karen Campf, Director of Critical Care Units Debbie Clemens, and ICU/PCU Coordinator Becky Glista were part of the dedication ceremony.