An AED is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses the life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias of ventricular fibrillation and pulseless ventricular tachycardia, and is able to treat them through defibrillation -- the application of electricity which stops the arrhythmia allowing the heart to reestablish an effective rhythm. With simple audio and visual commands, AEDs are designed to be simple to use by anyone to possibly save a life.
AEDs have saved the lives of three students within the Hart School District in the past few years. While most of the high schools have AEDs in the main office and gym, two high schools had only one AED on campus.
If you would like to make a difference in a student’s life, please support this ongoing AED fundraising program by making a donation to WiSH at www.WiSHscv.org.