LIBERTY - Personnel have been trained to use an automated external defibrillator to treat victims who experience sudden cardiac arrest.
Kay King, school health nurse, told the Casey County Board of Education Monday that since the board approved two defibrillators for the high school and one for the middle school in August, 30 people have been trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and how to use the defibrillator. Most of those trained are from the high and middle schools and others are from Douglas and Phillips elementaries.
The board approved a policy pertaining to the equipment that King presented. The policy states the school system must have a program coordinator, a medical advisor, authorized AED users, trained personnel, and defibrillators have to be kept in certain locations on school property and checked regularly.
"It's a good thing for the school districts," said King. She said most school districts surrounding Casey County are using the same policy. She said the defibrillators will be ready to use later this month.