3 May

Indiana State Police Grateful for Donation of 15 Automatic External Defibrillators from IU Health

first_imgToday Indiana University Health jumpstarted registration for the 5th Annual Bolt for the Heart 5K Family Thanksgiving Run with a donation of 15 Automatic External Defibrillators (AED). The AEDs were presented to the Bolt for the Heart Foundation and the Indiana State Police (ISP) during a press conference at IU Health North Hospital. IU Health sponsors the annual Bolt for the Heart run, which has placed 60 AEDs in State user28471-1475075974-media2_614a2e_240_160_prsme_ user28471-1475075975-media3_65431c_240_160_prsme_Police cruisers in the more rural parts of Indiana.“More than 300,000 people experience a life threatening cardiac rhythm outside of a hospital setting each year and less than 8 percent survive,” says Mary Baker, Vice President of Cardiovascular Services for IU Health. “For every minute that passes without action, an individual’s survival drops by 10 percent.”Often, the first person to respond to a 911 call is the Indiana State Police.  IU Health is committed to providing the ISP access to automatic external defibrillators for the treatment of sudden cardiac death across Indiana.In 2015, the Board of Directors of Bolt for the Heart identified the ISP as the ‘primary benefactor’ to continue receiving AED’s until every state police patrol car is equipped with this life saving device. To date, Bolt for the Heart has donate 60 AED’s to the Indiana State Police, which have been placed in more rural parts of Indiana where a state police officer could be the first to arrive at a medical emergency.Also present at the press conference was Superintendent Douglas G. Carter, Superintendent of the Indiana State Police; Jonathan Goble, President of IU Heath’s North Central Region, Pierre Twer, President of Bolt for the Heart and the Rhoad Family.Danny Rhoad, age 13, was saved by an AED that had been placed at Grand Park in Westfield, Ind. While playing in a ballgame in May of this year, Danny suffered SCA after being hit in the chest by a thrown ball. Coaches ran to one of the park’s concessions stands to grab an AED and used the defibrillator to restore Danny’s heartbeat.Each year sudden cardiac arrest claims the lives 335,000 people, like Danny, without warning. If the first person on the scene knew CPR and applied an AED within 5 minutes, the American Heart Association estimates that at least 40,000 more lives per year could be saved.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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24 Dec


first_imgThe beautiful Diane Byrne.There is widespread shock this morning in the close-knit community of Annagry, following the sudden death of popular young local woman Diane Byrne.Diane, 37, passed away suddenly overnight, and her death has left her friends and family absolutely devastated.It is believed Diane died suddenly of natural causes at her home in Annagry. Diane worked in the Motor Tax Office in Dungloe, and was a hugely popular member of staff.Diane has been described by family and friends left devastated by her news as a beautiful and kind person.Some friends left devastated by her untimely passing have paid their own heartfelt tributes to Diane on social media outlet Facebook.“Some of the worst news ever this morning. Rest in peace Diane one of the most beautiful, kindest ladies I’ve ever met. Absolutely heart broken. May you rest in peace. xx  SHOCK AT SUDDEN DEATH OF POPULAR YOUNG ANNAGRY WOMAN was last modified: November 5th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:37AnnagryBeautifulCommunitydeathnewsPopularShocktragedylast_img read more

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