Life-saving devices not always available
Access to automated external defillibrators and naloxone discussed at recent meeting
October 10, 2019
Pointed questions were raised about the availability of automated external defibrillator devices (AEDs) and naloxone at the County Commissioner's Open House on Monday, September 30th, revealing two significant public health challenges Waitsburg citizens face. Waitsburg resident Randy Charles, a former career firefighter and paramedic, raised questions about these two vital forms of first aid, which promoted a heated exchange at the meeting.
AEDs, or automated external defibrillators, are used to help those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. It's a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use, medical d...