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Published on June 18, 2013

Rush-Copley Offers AED Education Program

Aurora, IL – June is Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Awareness Month.  Sudden cardiac arrest can strike anyone regardless of age – anywhere and at any time.  AEDs play an important role in the chain of survival for sudden cardiac arrest victims.

To help the community better understand AEDs and how they are used, Rush-Copley is offering an AED Community Education Program.  This program teaches the importance of having AEDs in public places and proper use of the equipment through hands-on demonstration.  The program is intended for general knowledge and awareness, not for individuals seeking certification.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a person experiencing sudden cardiac arrest is two to three times more likely to survive if an AED is used before emergency medical services personnel arrives.

To learn more about this program or to schedule it for your organization, group or school, please contact Susan Hines, Community Relations Coordinator at susan.hines@rushcopley.com.

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For more information, contact:

Courtney Satlak
Public Relations Manager
630-978-4912
Courtney.Satlak@rushcopley.com

If you need to reach someone after business hours, please call 630-978-6200 and ask the operator to page the marketing representative on call.