Red River College has added 19 more Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) throughout our campuses and we now have a total of 33 AEDs.
We have installed the new AEDs as follows:
- 9 more at NDC
- 1 more at Roblin Centre
- 5 in our Regional Campuses at Peguis/Fisher, Portage la Prairie, Selkirk, Steinbach, Winker
- 4 at our sites at Bannister Road, Church Avenue, Language Training Centre, and the Massey Building
A complete listing of AEDs can be found on the Environmental Health and Safety Services Webpage by clicking on the following link:
Familiarize yourself with the locations and share this information with all staff, students, and residents.
We would like to give a special thanks to the Heart and Stroke Foundation/Manitoba Government for the generous donation for 10 of these units.
An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a portable electronic device that can be used to treat a victim of cardiac arrest. It evaluates a cardiac arrest victim’s heart rhythm, determines if shock is needed and delivers an electric shock through the chest to the heart.
The use of an AED with CPR within the first three minutes of a cardiac arrest can increase the individual’s chance of survival by up to 75%. The survival rate from sudden cardiac arrest without CPR is zero. For every one minute delay in defibrillation, the survival rate of a cardiac arrest victim decreases by 7-10%.” (Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba).
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