ASHLAND — King’s Daughters is hosting two AED Roundup events this month to help ensure the devices are functioning properly.

AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) are medical devices that can deliver an electrical shock to an individual suffering from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), a condition that affects more than 350,000 Americans each year.

The roundups will take place noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11 and 8 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25 at the CPR Training Center, 2432 Carter Ave., inside King’s Daughters Information Technology Building. The King’s Daughters CPR Training Center staff will check AEDs and verify that attendees have all of the materials needed to use them successfully.

“Our AED Roundups are a wonderful opportunity for anyone who owns an AED,” said King’s Daughters CPR Training Center Facilitator Kim Howard. “It’s extremely important that each device works properly so lives can be saved.”

King’s Daughters Health Foundation is making funding available to assist non-profits, schools and public safety organizations in the purchase of batteries and/or pads for existing AEDs.

Hands-only CPR will also be taught at the event. This class does not provide certification.

For more information on the AED Roundups, please call Howard at (606) 408-9297.

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