Carson Foundation provides AED equipment to local school

Posted at 3:50 PM, Nov 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-02 15:50:22-04

CARSON CITY, MI – The Carson Foundation has granted a life-saving Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to Carson City-Crystal Lower Elementary as part of its continuing community improvement efforts.

The grant request was submitted to the Carson Foundation by Principal Alexis Shaver after Nancy Seals, Sparrow Carson Hospital Nurse and Infection Preventionist, trained one of the Lower Elementary teachers in CPR and noticed there was not an AED onsite.

“A sudden cardiac arrest could occur at any time. Training staff in CPR is one way to prepare for this kind of emergency, and providing AED equipment can dramatically improve that person’s chance of survival,” Seals said.

AEDs are lightweight, battery-operated, portable devices and can be used to treat sudden cardiac arrest in children and adults within the school setting. Each unit comes with instructions and the device will provide voice prompts to let you know if and when you should send a shock to the heart.

The Carson Foundation has purchased AEDs for other local schools as well, including Central Montcalm, Fellow Baptist Academy, Fulton, Ithaca, and Vestaburg. The Carson Foundation is dedicated to keeping healthcare services local so they are available when truly needed.