Holy Cross recently acquired and installed an AED. An automated exteranl defibrillator (AED) is a portable device that checks the heart rhythm and can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore its normal rhythm. It is used to treat sudden cardiac arrest.
The device is located to the left of the entry way right above the fire extinguisher as soon as you enter the Fellowship Hall. Approximately 20 people at Holy Cross received instruction on its use. Step-by-step instructions are communicated to the user via the unit itself in the case if an actual event. Its use can help save a life! The device is considered completely safe even in the case where the user has received no prior training and Good Samaritan Laws prevail to protect the user. ~ Ellen Wells