Special thanks to the Tyrone Hospital Auxiliary. They donated six Automatic External Defibrillators (AED') to Tyrone Hospital. An AED is used to resuscitate the heart in instances of cardiac arrest. The AED’s donated by the Auxiliary have been placed in each of the buildings located on the Tyrone Hospital campus.
AED’s are often placed in public areas to make it possible for more people to respond to a medical emergency where heart defibrillation is required. Non-medical people can use an AED in an emergency situation, provided they have proper training.
Tom Smith, RN, Director of Education at Tyrone Hospital provided training for key personnel in buildings on the Tyrone Hospital campus where the AEDs have been placed.
Pictured are members of the Tyrone Hospital Auxiliary with leaders from the Tyrone Fitness and Wellness Center (TFWC) and the Tyrone Hospital Education Department. TFWC received one of the Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) that the Auxiliary donated to Tyrone Hospital. From left to right are Nicole Schenk, TFWC Coordinator, Jane Ashcroft, auxiliary member, Carolyn Cushion, auxiliary member, Tom Smith, RN, Director of Education and Safety at Tyrone Hospital, Virgie Werner, Auxiliary President, Vicky Shaw, auxiliary member and Murray Fetzer, TFWC Director.