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Lifespan Community Health Services Offers Free AEDs to Rhode Island Communities, Municipalities and Organizations through Statewide Grant Program

8/7/2013

Lifespan Community Health Services/Lifespan Community Training Center is making Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and education available through a community-based program.

Lifespan will distribute 50 AEDs to cities, towns and community organizations that qualify as part of the Community Automated External Defibrillator Program.

These AED devices can save lives when someone is suffering from cardiac arrest. Being able to rapidly access an AED device and provide CPR can greatly increase chances of survival for someone in cardiac arrest.

In addition to providing the AED, Lifespan will also provide education on how to use the AED and periodic compliance check-ups.

To find out if your city, town or community organization is eligible to receive a free AED, please call Marianne Stepanian, R.N., the cardiac project coordinator for Lifespan Community Health Service, at 401-444-8063 or email her at mstepanian@lifespan.org.