Thursday, June 28, 2007

This just makes sense

What would you do if 12,000 athletes aged 50 - 100 were competing in your city? One would hope you'd say "I'd have a few defibrillators handy."

Louisville, KY did just that when the National Senior Games came to town--and they are 2 for 2 with saves. This article from and USA Today tells the story.

A secondary theme of the article is the lack of AEDs--and the lack of legislation requiring AEDs--at public gatherings. Quite frankly, at large events the FD and ambulance just can't get to the patient's side in time to make a difference.

Kudos to Louisville. While I hope they won't need their defibrillators again, the games run until July 7th. Lets all hope their winning streak continues.

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