Riverview donation allows Conner Prairie to purchase AEDs

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From left, Conner Prairie President and CEO Norman Burns, Riverview Health Program Director Lynne Bunch, Riverview Health President and CEO Seth Warren and Fishers Dire Dept. EMS Chief Steve Davison. (Submitted photo)

Riverview Health and Urgent Care recently donated $5,000 to Fishers-based the historical museum Conner Prairie to allow the organization to house automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, throughout the complex in case any guests or staff experience a sudden cardiac arrest.

“Riverview Health ER & Urgent Care is proud to be able to supply AEDs to Conner Prairie. These are important tools to have in public spaces,” Riverview Health President and CEO Seth Warren stated. “While part of our efforts to support the health and safety of Hamilton County focus on taking care of our current patients, we also understand that should an immediate emergency like cardiac arrest arise, Hoosiers should have access to technology that can ultimately save their lives. We’re proud to support Conner Prairie for their endeavors to educate, entertain, and most importantly, find opportunities to ensure public safety.”

Training is offered for AEDs, but it is not required to use the device. Once a device is turned on, users can follow the voice prompts to properly administer care. Included with the device are padded electrodes, an adapter and a battery.

Conner Prairie purchased five AEDs with the funds.

“Providing proper equipment and medical emergency plans for our guests is top priority at Conner Prairie,” Conner Prairie President and CEO Norman Burns stated. “We want everyone to have an enjoyable experience, but sometimes the unexpected happens. Emergencies like cardiac arrest are never planned, and to be able to implement devices with the help of Riverview Health ER & Urgent Care to save the lives of our community members is tremendous.”

For more, visit riverview.org.