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EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT WORKSHOP ON ST. CROIX

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Jan. 15, 2003- The safety workshop focusing on Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and other emergency response equipment hosted by the University of the Virgin Islands Hazardous Materials and Safety Committee has been rescheduled to 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23 in the student center on UVI’s St. Croix campus.
Automated External Defibrillators, used in sudden cardiac arrests, are devices that work by giving the heart a controlled electric shock, forcing all the heart muscles to contract at once, in order to jolt the heart back into a regular rhythm.
The North American Medical Corporation president, Kevin Coonce, will discuss AEDs and other emergency response equipment for businesses, industries and schools. Topics to be discussed include: the American Heart Association training in AED, CPR, emergency oxygen, first aid, blood-borne pathogens and effective emergency response teams; automated emergency oxygen; monthly safety and operational testing; and coordination and notification of local EMS. There will also be demonstrations of professional emergency response equipment such as gas detection devices for public safety personnel.
Representatives from the police and fire departments, schools, emergency services, businesses and the Legislature are invited to attend.
For more information contact UVI’s St. Croix campus Hazardous Materials and Safety Committee Chairwoman Diana Freas-Lutz at 692-4159 or Committee Representative Raina Dodson at 692-4034.

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