Volksbank’s Althengstett, Germany branch has installed a HeartSine automated external defibrillator (AED) that will protect the citizens of Althengstett during life-threatening sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) events.
The HeartSine AED was donated by the Ernst Hempel Association, an organization that recognizes the severity of sudden cardiac arrest, a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating, causing blood to stop flowing to the brain and other vital organs.
The lifesaving device has been placed in the bank’s foyer, where it will be available to the citizens of Althengstett 24-hours-a-day. With 84 percent of sudden cardiac arrest events taking place outside of the healthcare setting, it is very important for the people of Althengstett to have access to an AED at all times.
Voluntary rescue expert and paramedic, Benjamin Talmon l’Armée, will provide free training on the easy-to-use HeartSine device to those interested.
The AED was provided by HeartSine German distributor, MedX5
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