Total now at 15 AEDs in 10 school locations
The Marshalltown Community School District now has a total of 15 AEDs placed in its 10 schools after a donation of two of the devices was made on May 21.
The Iowa Heart Center Foundation donated two automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) to be located in the Marshalltown Learning Academy and the Lenihan Intermediate School gym.
AEDs are state of the art devices that when used in conjunction with effective CPR, assist in the resuscitation of a sudden cardiac arrest victim. AEDs do not require extensive medical knowledge to understand or operate.
The Iowa Heart Center Foundation has been instrumental in this effort to place more AEDs in Marshalltown Schools, as were donations from the Community Foundation of Marshall County (CFMC)
“I am so happy to say that we will have AEDs placed in all the buildings and needed areas of our district,” said Stacey Tool-Crawford, Marshalltown High School nurse and district lead nurse. “We are fortunate to have the support of CFMC and Iowa Heart Center Foundation to make this possible.”
Tool-Crawford also said the district has a Cardiac Emergency Response plan in place throughout the district which provides for a team of staff members that are trained to respond to a cardiac emergency until EMS arrives.