Group gives Sharon Regional a defibrillator training system



SHARON, Pa. -- A group of automobile dealers has given Sharon Regional Health System an AED Little Anne Training System for use in the hospital's staff and community CPR classes.
The automated external defibrillator training system was presented Thursday by the National Automobile Dealers Association Charitable Foundation in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Automobile Dealers Association.
The training system assists first responders not only in cardiopulmonary resuscitation training, but also with learning correct techniques for automated external defibrillation.
The NADA and PADA representatives stressed that if the right kind of treatment can be given a heart attack victim within seconds after he or she is stricken, the chances are good the life can be saved.
The representatives also noted that the increased availability of AEDs has resulted in an increase in long-term survivors from cardiac arrest.
There are many cases where the training given to citizens shows that many heart attack victims who otherwise might have died have been saved and returned to normal activities. The training takes from three to five hours of intensive practice and lectures.

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