SRVUMC is committed to the service and welfare of our community. In our continued effort to serve the community and benefit our congregation, SRVUMC has installed an AED (Automated External Defibrillator).
What is an AED? An AED is a portable device that checks the heart rhythm. If needed, it can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm. AEDs are used to treat sudden cardiac arrest.
During a sudden cardiac arrest, the first 5 minutes are critical. This can save a life!
Please take a very few minutes to review the following information and watch this short (4 minute) video. The video will demonstrate the ease of use and explain any actions should the need arise.
Where is it located? There are two AED units. One is located in the Wesley Center Kitchen (mounted on the wall and identified), and the other is in the Ushers’ Room in the Narthex (Sanctuary). The unit is easy to use and has an audio prompt to talk you through its use.
What do to in the event someone suffers a sudden cardiac arrest?
- Call 9-1-1 – Give exact location
- Assess the situation – get the person lying flat
- Begin CPR/AED as required – Our AED will give audio coaching instructions
- Continue care as required until emergency personnel arrive