The Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) Training Academy is now equipped with a HeartSine® samaritan® 350P (SAM 350P) PAD automated external defibrillator (AED) that was won at a trade show in Chicago last year.
The AED will protect hundreds in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), a life-threatening condition in which the heart stops beating without warning. In the event of an SCA at the Training Academy, the HeartSine AED can be used to analyze the victim’s heart rhythm and deliver an electrical shock, if needed, in order to restore the heart to normal rhythm.
“The Ohio State Highway Patrol currently houses AEDs in all patrol posts and additional units are available to be carried in cruisers on patrol,” says Lt. Craig Cvetan of OSHP. “We recognize the importance of having these potentially lifesaving devices, like the HeartSine AED, which is available for deployment at a moment’s notice.”
Click here to learn more about HeartSine AEDs.