Do you know… where to find an AED on Seabrook Island?
Sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, at any time, and is among the leading causes of death in the United States. According to the American Heart Association, an AED, or automated external defibrillator, is used to help those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. It’s a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use, medical device that can analyze the heart’s rhythm and, if necessary, deliver an electrical shock, or defibrillation, to help the heart re-establish an effective rhythm. When an AED is present, a life can be saved.
There are 23 AEDs on Seabrook Island that can be found at the following locations:
Seabrook Island Town Hall
Summer Beach Patrol Vehicle
SIPOA Office Building
SIPOA Vehicles (3)
Meeting Room Hallway
Assistant Pro Office
Pelican’s Nest, Back Kitchen Hallway
On Crooked Oaks Course, located at holes 4, 10 and 14; on Ocean Winds Course, at holes 4 and 14.
Main Office Hallway (Garden Area)
Oyster Catcher Community Center
Side Porch by Restrooms
Camp St. Christopher
Suzanna’s House, Main Hall
If a medical emergency occurs, the first step is to call 9-1-1.
AEDs are intended for use by the general public and they provide audible voice prompts to guide the user through the process. Formal training in the use of an AED is not required, but it is recommended to help the rescuer increase their comfort and level of confidence. Information about using CPR and an AED when a sudden cardiac arrest occurs is available through the American Red Cross and the American Heart Association.
Property owners should share this information with visitors and rental guests. Do You Know…? posts may be accessed at any time on the Tidelines website.