Former professional hockey player Brad Maxwell is teaming up with law enforcement to donate automated external defibrillators — or AED’s — to more communities and rinks. Now, the groups want to see a new state law passed that would require places with public announcements to also announce where an AED is located, if there is one in the vicinity.
More than 700 students, staff, faculty and even parents took part in a CPR/Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training workshop at Saint Thomas Academy Wednesday afternoon. The massive workshop comes after a student suffered a cardiac event and collapsed on the football field this August. A student and a member of the coaching staff, who was also a doctor, administered CPR until help arrived.
A group of people were honored Tuesday night for saving the life of a Coon Rapids man — and their rescue was caught on tape. In July, Tim Buck went into cardiac arrest while dancing with his wife, Fatima, at a concert at the Coon Rapids Dam. “I started doing a lot of dancing. I got into it big time,” Tim said.
St. Thomas Academy’s headmaster, Matt Mohs, said the reason for the student’s collapse at Friday night football practice appears to be unrelated to football. The high school sophomore collapsed as the team was stretching at the end of a light practice.
A Wisconsin teenager is alive, thanks to the quick-thinking of those around him. Seventeen-year-old Daniel Mannon was skiing at Afton Alps Saturday when he collapsed. He doesn’t remember very much from that day, but those who helped save his life remember everything.
A Minnesota father says he owes his life to his friends after his heart stopped during a pick-up hockey game. In September, 57-year-old Scott Rodriguez of Roseville collapsed and stopped breathing while playing hockey at the Richfield Ice Arena.
By 2014, all children in public schools in Minnesota will be required to have a class in CPR. But, after a big scare at Belle Plaine Junior/Senior High School earlier this year, students there are already learning how to save lives.
A 20-year-old Bloomington woman wants to make it mandatory that all high school students learn CPR before they graduate.
Just weeks after he went into cardiac arrest, a teenage boy returned to Red Wing High School Monday.
It was something she hoped she never had to use, but a Red Wing High School nurse says an AED helped her save a student’s life.
Two years ago Thursday, a postal worker named Art Tilson died at the Minneapolis Post Office Distribution Center. His friends believe his life could have been saved if there had been an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) in the building.