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Medical bus gets defib units
BSC Communications
March 04, 2010
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Medical bus gets defib units

Medical bus gets defib units
BSC Communications
March 04, 2010

CARY— Thanks to an anonymous

donor under the auspices of Cardiac Systems, LLC, the North Carolina Baptist

Men medical/dental bus ministry now owns two portable automated external

defibrillators (AED). The emergency devices apply electric shock to restore

normal heartbeat.

BSC photo by K Brown

Lori Tryon, right, a representative of Cardiac Systems, presents a portable automated external defibrillator to Joanne Honeycutt. Honeycutt is the medical/dental bus ministry coordinator at the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.

Lori Tryon, representing

Cardiac Systems, presented the units to Joanne Honeycutt, medical/dental bus

ministry coordinator, at the Baptist State Convention Building in Cary. Each

unit is valued at about $1,200.

Tryon trained several bus drivers on the units’

use.

Made by HeartSine, the AED

units weigh about two pounds and are made for adult or pediatric use.

The units

feature visual and oral prompts to walk volunteers through exactly what to do

and when to do it.

“It’s wonderful to see the

support from professional organizations,” Honeycutt said.

She hopes the units

will never be needed, but like N.C. Baptist Men disaster relief, she knows the

importance of being prepared.

In 2009, the two

medical/dental buses drove 29,977 miles to serve 4,886 patients at 152

locations.