Up to 40,000 cardiac arrests occur in Canada each year. That’s one every 12 minutes.
Without rapid and appropriate treatment, most cardiac arrests result in death. But an individual’s chance of survival can double when CPR is used in combination with an AED.
AED stands for Automated External Defibrillator. AEDs are lifesaving devices, making a huge difference in survival rates. For every minute delay in defibrillation, the survival rate of a cardiac arrest victim decreases by seven to 10 per cent.
The Aberdeen Health Foundation has provided funding for 15 AEDs to be placed in public facilities throughout the Northumberland Shore. Scroll to the end for the full list of locations.
The AEDs have been placed in partnership with the Heart & Stroke Foundation’s BrightRed Campaign and The Lifesaving Society of Nova Scotia, which provides training to staff.
This gift by the Aberdeen Health Foundation was made possible by a one-time designated gift by the Sobey Foundation.
AED locations along the Northumberland Shore:
- Toney River Community Centre
- The Joggins Fossil Centre
- Pictou Island Community Association
- Guysborough Recreation: Chedabucto Recreation Centre
- New Glasgow Public Library
- Redcliff Middle School
- Springhill Jr/Sr High School (this one was really cool they trained over 20 student)
- North End Recreation Centre
- Tatamagouche Centre (Atlantic Christian Training Centre/ACTC)
- Bluenose Curling Club
- Lansdowne Outdoor Recreatonal Development Association (LORDA)
- West Branch & Area Community Association
- Cobequid Lawn Bowling Club
- Ecole Acadienne de Truro
- Earltown Community Centre Society