The Nashville Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) Program is a 501(c)3 organization working to increase survival rates from sudden cardiac arrest by increasing the availability of automated external defibrillator (AED) devices and empowering people to use them through AED/CPR training and education.
"Saving Lives has Gone Public"
|Nashville named Heart Ready city;
Nashville Fire Dept. Chief and PAD
Program credited. See more...
Nashville PAD Program's Medical Director
quoted in USA Today see more...
PAD Program Receives State
Community Enhancement Grant. ...More>
|September 6, 2008 GRANT |
The Nashville PAD Program
has grant money from the
Nashville Predators available
to provide AEDs to youth sporting facilities.
Meet Davis Nwankwo, former Vanderbilt Commodores basketball forward who collapsed during a practice on March 6, 2006 at the age of 19. Athletic Trainer, Mike Meyer, used the team's AED to shock Davis back to life.
"I am very lucky to be standing here on Earth today. I wouldn't be here if it weren't for an AED. This device saved my life. I feel like this was a miracle for me and I believe AEDs can make miracles for thousands of other people who experience cardiac arrest. AEDs need to be in every gymnasium in Tennessee, where constant activity creates a greater risk for sudden cardiac arrest. Please help place AEDs in every gym to make the lives of our youth and older citizens safer for the future."
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