AZM Distributes CPR and AED Primer to Japanese School Children

Japanese AED CPR PrimerDecember 12, 2014—Asahi Kasei ZOLL Medical Corporation (AZM), ZOLL’s subsidiary in Japan, recently sponsored 50,000 complimentary copies of an elementary school primer titled Saving A Life: CPR and AEDs, to be distributed to grade school children across Japan.

The aim of the book is to encourage students to learn CPR and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED). Illustrations of ZOLL’s AED Plus® are used to teach school children the steps they should take to save someone’s life. Currently, only 15% of schools in the country actually teach CPR and AED usage to their elementary school students.

Distribution of the book marks the 10-year anniversary of legislation that legally permits the Japanese public to use AEDs in response to a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). The books were created by the AED Project, a nationwide collaborative of doctors and medical professionals dedicated to improving survival from SCA, which is attributed to 70,000 deaths per year in Japan.

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