Our AED has arrived. It’s currently on the counter in the kitchenette, but @RealCarlRaymond is cooking up a plan to mount it with the rest of our first aid supplies (relocating them all to a more obvious location).
We’re also working on getting a training session (with like real CPR trainers) scheduled for anyone at the makerspace who’s interested. More details about that will be forthcoming.
I’d like to thank the board for doing this. (I know I’m on the board but it was suggested while I was still in the hospital recovering…)
For those that don’t know, I’m happy to share my story. On October 15th I was playing ice hockey and collapsed between the second and third periods with a cardiac arrest. There were people on the bench with me that acted immediately and there was an AED at the ice rink. I was hooked up to the machine while they were giving me CPR. It had to shock me once. The machine and the fast acting teammates saved my life. If you see me at the space I’ll be happy to share all the details. If you have the opportunity to learn CPR, and how to use an AED (they are super simple to use), it’s worth the hour of your life for the training, I’m so lucky that the AED and people were around to help. Heros!