Turner Athletic Department Receives AED

 

October 12, 2022

Carson Maloney, a Turner High School sophomore who will play basketball this season, holds the AED and the AED Trainer that was gifted to the Turner Athletic Department.

Dr. Janet Trethewey, the Cardiac Ready Communities Manager with the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS), visited Turner on September 28 to share strategies with emergency response personnel representing Blaine County 2 Ambulance (Big Flat) for the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). She also shared statistics on Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in young athletes.

"Seventy-five percent of all fatalities during sports are cardiovascular related," Trethewey told those gathered. "A Sudden Cardiac Arrest is survivable if we recognize what it is and we have the tools to ma...



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