Everyone who works for KDL — more than 300 people — recently underwent hours of training in basic first aid, CPR and how to use an automatic external defibrillator (AED) machine. Just after completing the training, Tammy Schneider, a collection development librarian at our Service Center in Comstock Park, used it to save her 8-year-old son’s life when he started choking during a meal.
The value KDL has already realized from this life-and-death training has earned an award from the nonprofit Employers for Better Health, in memory of Linda A. Anderson, a West Michigan woman who passed away in 2004 after suffering a heart atrial fibrillation at work where there wasn’t access to an AED device.
AED devices are being installed in all 18 KDL branch buildings and the Service Center. We have them, and we know how to use them!
Posted by: Morgan J.