In this season of giving, Second Chance Cardiac Solutions has donated an automated external defibrillator to the Fox Valley Family YMCA. The Cardiac Science AED is the second one in service at Fox Valley Family YMCA Central Branch and will be located on the pool deck of the indoor lap and recreational pool.
Use of the pool continues to grow through the Y’s aquatic programs including swim lessons, aquatic fitness, special events and Aqua Force Swim Team. This addition will make swimming at the Y even more safe.
“Having an AED on pool deck increases the safety of the pool – in the event of a cardiac emergency, pool staff will have access to the most effective solution,” said Kevin Satler, aquatics director. “We are very grateful for the AED donation from Second Chance.”
Elizabeth Heriaud, president of Second Chance Cardiac Solutions, said, “We are thrilled to support our home YMCA with this donation. Making more AEDs readily available promotes a heart-safe environment for Y members and guests.” Second Chance Cardiac Solutions, a local AED supply and safety training company, also provides CPR/AED training for Y staff and community members.
Automated external defibrillators are lightweight, portable devices that deliver an electric shock to a fibrillating heart via electrodes placed on the chest. AEDs have the potential to restore a normal, effective heart rhythm to victims of sudden cardiac arrest. An AED should be used in combination with CPR whenever available for the victim’s best chance of survival. Illinois law requires at least one AED to be available at all physical fitness facilities serving more than 100 people, with trained staff to be available during every hour of operation.
For more information about Second Chance Solutions, visit sccsolutions.net.