Floyd Corporate Health has teamed with the Rome City and Floyd County school systems to place automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and storage containers in local schools.
AEDs are portable electronic devices that automatically diagnose irregular heartbeats and are immediately able to treat them by applying an electrical current that helps the heart re-establish an effective rhythm.
According to a release from Floyd Medical Center, Floyd Corporate Health delivered 11 AEDs and storage containers to the Floyd County Schools on Tuesday. Containers were delivered to the Rome City Schools on Monday; 10 AEDs were provided to the school system last year.
Rome City Schools Superintendent Louis Byars states, “We are very glad to have these. That being said, we also hope we never have to use one.”
Floyd Corporate Health provided more than 300 CPR courses, which include AED training, in area schools last year, states director Chris Butler.
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