Cardiac Science said today it inked a deal with the Boston Public Schools to supply them it its Powerheart G5 automated external defibrillators to expand the district’s AED program.
The Deerfield, Wisc.-based company said the Powerheart G5 is the 1st FDA-cleared AED which combines automatic shock delivery along with dual-language rescue prompting, variable escalating energy and rapid shock times. The system is designed to be usable by both 1st-time users and professionals.
“Powerheart AEDs are designed to make it as easy as possible to come to the aid of a sudden cardiac arrest victim. We are proud that the Boston Public Schools has chosen Powerheart G5 AEDs to help protect people in their buildings and on their playing fields,” Cardiac Sciences Americas VP Ed Kennedy said in a press release.
The supplied AEDs will replace outdated units at 125 schools and multiple buildings, Cardiac Sciences said.
“The safety of our students and staff in the Boston Public Schools is always our top priority. We went with Cardiac Science because the Powerheart G5 AED is a good product. They’re fully automatic, and easy to use in an emergency. We know because we have used them,” BPS district Office of Safety Services manager Richard Deraney said in a prepared statement.
Last January, Aurora Capital Group affiliate Aurora Resurgence said it completed its acquisition of Cardiac Science’s assets, concluding its restructuring and purchase.