Editorial: More defibrillators, training can save lives


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Last year, the ushers at a Johnson County church were trained in CPR. Part of that training involved learning about automated external defibrillators (AEDs).

These small, box-shaped devices are used to shock stopped hearts back into proper rhythm so they can continue to pump life-giving blood.

The church ushers were shown how the device works and what they need to do in an emergency. (The first step always is to call 911.) The device is mounted on a wall near the sanctuary, where it is easily accessible.

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