AED Device Now Available at Green Tree Inn
An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) has been installed on the back deck of the Green Tree Inn. Thanks to a recommendation from Susan Young, the Village Board purchased this important first-aid device to allow for a rapid response while a cardiac arrest victim is waiting for an ambulance.
Safe, simple to use, and commonly available in public areas, AEDs are used to shock people who are in sudden cardiac arrest to restore heart function. The device evaluates the victim’s heart rhythm and then talks the rescuer through the steps needed to either administer a shock and/or perform CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation). The AED is portable and light enough to be taken directly to the victim.
Several Village Board members and other Elsah residents were recently trained and certified in CPR and use of the AED, although anyone can start the process by following the verbal directions issued by the AED when it is activated. Appreciation goes to the Davis’ for allowing us to use the Green Tree Inn as a central location for this lifesaving addition to the Village.