On National CPR and AED Awareness Week, share your lifesaving story

Be prepared to save a life. Learn CPR/AED. #healthyhearts

Bryan on Scouting

Cardiac-related incidents are the No. 1 reason a fatality is reported within Scouting.

That sobering fact, provided by BSA Health and Safety Team Leader Richard Bourlon, is all it should take to convince you that CPR and AED training is worth your time.

Or you could just ask Jose Lepervanche.

The Scouter from Jacksonville, Fla., was at a council camp in Georgia when he suddenly collapsed. After calling 911, Scouts rushed to his side and tried to revive him. Fortunately for Lepervanche, the camp had purchased an AED, or automated external defibrillator, and used it to save his life. (Read his full story here.)

Both times I’ve talked to Lepervanche in person, at the 2010 and 2013 national jamborees, he has shared his story and asked me to remind everyone I can that AEDs really do save lives. He is, quite literally, living proof.

Lepervanche’s story, plus the fact that this week is National…

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Author: joselepervanche

Professor of Management & Information Technology

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