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Through a grant established by the Dakota Medical Foundation an automatic electronic defibrillator (AED) was provided to the Municipal Airport Authority for installation in the passenger terminal.
An AED is a small,
portable device that analyzes the heart's rhythm and
prompts the user to deliver a defibrillation shock if it
determines one is needed. Once turned on, the AED guides
the user through each step of the defibrillation process
by providing voice and/or visual prompts.
Recently, nine employees working in the passenger terminal received AED/CPR training. Additional training classes will be provided on future dates to other employees.
The American Heart Association estimates that at least 50,000 lives could be saved each year in the U.S. alone if more communities strengthened the chain of survival, including deployment of AEDs.
This is the second AED located the passenger terminal building and will be installed in the departure lounge. The first unit was installed at the base of the escalator in March 2001.
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