Learning How to Use CPR & AED Machines To Save Lives – Ridley College Gym Class

150 Ridley College students in Grade 9, 10 and 11 Physical Education classes are learning how to use CPR and AED machines in emergency situations.  Over the past two weeks, the students have had in class instruction as well as hands-on sessions.

AED stands for Automated External Defibrillator and it is used to diagnose and treat potentially life threatening cardiac arrhythmias through defibrillation.  The application of the electrical therapy stops the arrhythmia and allows the heart to reestablish an effective rhythm.

Thanks to the Family Guild, Ridley College has five AED machines on campus in the following places to be used in case of an emergency:

1) Arena  2) Second Century Building 3) Health Centre 4) Iggulden Gym 5) Burgoyne House

Ridley College is the largest boarding school programme in Ontario, with graduates attending top universities in Canada, the United States, and around the world. With over 100 different high school courses, 14 different athletic teams, and over 70 clubs and activities, Ridley has much to offer its students from 31 different countries. To find out more about Ridley College visit: www.ridleycollege.com

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