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Famous Last Words: You Who Enter Here Abandon Hope.

Posted By Cliff Tuttle | June 12, 2018

No. 1,501

An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable device that checks the heart rhythm and can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm. AEDs are used to treat sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). SCA is a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating.

There used to be one on the second floor of the City County Building on the Ross Street side. Its gone now, moved to the far side of the building on the second floor.  If you go there, perhaps because you remember the device being there, this sign on the wall tells you where it has been moved.

Unfortunately, you can’t get from one end of the second floor to the other directly.  You must take the elevator to the lobby, walk the length of the building (a city block) ride up the elevator to the second floor and find the Finance Office.  This walk, even at a slow pace, would probably kill somebody suffering an SCA.

Why isn’t this AED located in the lobby?  Has anybody ever needed to use it at either location?

 

CLT

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