AED presented to police department


AnMed Health Chest Pain Coordinator Kimberly Irby, RNJ, BSN recently presented the Williamston Police Department with an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Defibrillation consists of delivering a therapeutic dose of electrical energy to the heart with a device called a defibrillator. The AED will be available to patrol officers allowing them access to it if the need should arise, Williamston Police Chief Tony Taylor said. The device gives audio instructions walking through the process so even a bystander could administer it, Irby said. The AED provided by AnMed Health and the Stroke Safe Community group also includes pads for children. The devices generally cost arount $1000. Pictured are Williamston Mayor Mack Durham, Officer Sam Hopkins, Kimberly Irby RN/BSN and Williamston Police Chief Tony Taylor.