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All-weather cabinets for automatic external defibrillators (AED) installed to create better access

In emergency situations, every second counts. When someone suffers from sudden cardiac arrest, every minute that passes without treatment decreases their chances of survival. Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are critical tools that can help save lives in these situations. However, it is essential that AEDs are easily accessible in outdoor locations where cardiac arrests can occur. This is where all weather cabinets for AED machines come in. These cabinets are designed to protect AEDs from environmental factors and provide better access in emergency situations.

Recently, the Thompson High School Athletics Department, along with central office staff, administrators and medical professionals, completed an internal audit of AED units and overall accessibility. According to Vincent Pitts, director of athletics at Thompson High School, "This audit was essential for determining how we might improve health and safety on our campus and within our athletics department" As you might remember during the NFL game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Buffalo Bills, AED accessibility, efficiency of operation and professional care were paramount when saving the life of Damar Hamlin. "The incident prompted us to think and to ask how we might improve,” said Pitts. "I know we have great athletic trainers, amazing coaches and good emergency action plans. I also know we have the tools and equipment needed to maintain safety. This process was about making sure all of those tools are accessible and making sure we have found every way we can to be better, healthier and safer, if possible."

The staff worked closely together to obtain funding for and install the all-weather cabinets, ensuring AED accessibility at all times. All-weather cabinets for AED machines are designed to protect the equipment from environmental factors such as rain, snow, and extreme temperatures. AED machines are electronic devices that require protection from moisture and extreme temperatures. All-weather cabinets are designed to keep the equipment dry and protected, ensuring that it is always in working condition. These cabinets are constructed from durable materials that are resistant to rust, corrosion, and other environmental factors.

These cabinets can be installed in outdoor locations such as parks, beaches, and sports fields, making AEDs more accessible in emergency situations. "Installing the cabinets allows us keep the equipment safe without the need to keep it behind a locked door." said Pitts. Outdoor locations are where cardiac arrests are most likely to occur. It is essential that AEDs are easily accessible in these locations to provide timely treatment. All-weather cabinets for AED machines can be installed in any outdoor location, making them accessible to anyone in need.

All-weather cabinets for AED machines are critical tools that can help save lives in emergency situations. The cabinets will protect the equipment from environmental factors, and are an essential tool that can help improve survival rates in emergency situations. Pitts stated, " We are thankful to have these new cabinets and they will certainly help improve health and safety on our campus

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