AEDs Donated to Richard E. Workman Sports Wellness Complex

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Effingham - HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital recently donated three Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) to the Richard E. Workman Sports and Wellness Complex to help in emergency preparedness. Hospital workers also helped in training to use the AED as well as CPR. 

An AED is a portable defibrillator designed to be automated such that it can be used by those without substantial medical training who are responding to a cardiac emergency.  The defibrillator delivers a brief electroshock to the heart through electrodes (pads) placed on the chest.  

Jake Junghanel, General Manager of the Workman Sports and Wellness Complex, expressed his appreciation to HSHS St. Anthony’s for the donation.  “We are so grateful to St. Anthony’s for the donation of the AEDs,” he said. “Because of the physical activity of our members, and our pool, it is critical that we have the AEDs available and the staff trained to use them, should the need arise,” he explained. 


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