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51st Life Saved at Phoenix Sky Harbor
PHOENIX--Another life was recently saved at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, thanks to the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) program which started in 2001. An 85-year-old woman, possibly having a stroke, was administered CPR and shocked twice with an AED. AEDs are available throughout Phoenix Sky Harbor, Deer Valley and Goodyear airports and in the PHX Sky Train® stations with just one goal in mind — to save lives.
Two nurses on the scene helped administer basic and advanced life support, helping save this traveler’s life until she could be transported to St. Luke’s Hospital. Special thanks to the Phoenix Police Department and airport staff for responding to the scene and offering assistance.
More than 2,000 Airport employees and volunteer Navigators have been trained by the Phoenix Fire Department to administer CPR and correctly use AEDs in the event of an emergency.
Quick action from responders on-the-scene and the availability of AEDs ensures that America’s Friendliest Airport® will continue to help save lives.