Newcastle Primary Care receives donated AED
Norman Regional Health Foundation (NRHF) recently purchased an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) for Norman Regional Primary Care-Newcastle to prevent avoidable deaths from sudden cardiac arrest.
An AED device is a transportable machine that restores an individual’s heart rhythm by sending an electric shock through the chest. These portable devices have the potential to save lives.
Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in the U.S. More than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of a hospital and only 12 percent of these individuals survive. Providing clinics with an AED increases the survival rate between 70-90 percent.
Primary Care-Newcastle is located at 300 S. Main in Newcastle.
“It is important to provide our Norman Regional staff with the latest technology to improve their ability to respond to a sudden cardiac arrest,” said Erin Barnhart, executive director of NRHF. “By purchasing AED’s for our local clinics, we are enhancing the excellent healthcare that’s provided by the health system.”