Historic Jamestowne Recognized by the American Heart Association for Installing Four Automated External Defibrillator (AED) units
Historic Jamestowne, Virginia -- In recognition of the inaugural National CPR/AED Awareness Week, June 1-7, Historic Jamestowne is being recognized by the American Heart Association for installing four Automated External Defibrillator (AED) units. "These units have been installed in order to assist our guests who may experience a cardiac emergency while on site." said Ann Berry, Historic Jamestowne Administrator. According to American Heart Association statistics, unless CPR and defibrillation are provided within minutes of collapse, the rate of survival from cardiac arrest drops significantly.
The American Heart Association
Units have been placed in four strategic locations throughout Historic Jamestowne including the Visitor Center, The Archaearium, the Dale House Café and the Historic Jamestowne Research Center.
Historic Jamestowne is jointly administered by APVA Preservation Virginia and the National Park Service. To date over 35 APVA Preservation Virginia staff members have been AED certified and all National Park Service rangers maintain certification.
"We think it's critical for people to get CPR training and learn how to use an AED" said Darlene Lynch, AHA's regional manager for emergency cardiovascular care. "CPR and AED use are inextricably linked in the Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) survival chain, and it's crucial that bystanders take rapid action. If more people are trained and respond, we can save thousands more lives."
To learn more about CPR and AED certification, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit americanheart.org.