Missouri Elementary School Teacher Revived Using AED Plus

Teacher with AED Plus

March 3, 2011 - A Wheaton, Missouri, teacher was saved thanks to her colleagues, the school nurse, and with the help of the elementary school's automated external defibrillator (AED). The second-grade teacher was having lunch in her classroom when she collapsed. Another teacher ran to get the school nurse, who brought in the AED Plus, which administered a shock, reviving the woman. She was later taken to a hospital for treatment.

The Wheaton teacher is now advocating that legislation require that AEDs be present in all schools in Missouri. An AED provides CPR feedback and delivers a shock if needed. Without getting CPR and an AED to the victim quickly, the chance of survival is only 5%.

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