Medical bus gets defib units
    March 4 2010 by BSC Communications

    CARY— Thanks to an anonymous donor under the auspices of Cardiac Systems, LLC, the North Carolina Baptist Men medical/dental bus ministry now owns two portable automated external defibrillators (AED). The emergency devices apply electric shock to restore normal heartbeat.

    BSC photo by K Brown

    Lori Tryon, right, a representative of Cardiac Systems, presents a portable automated external defibrillator to Joanne Honeycutt. Honeycutt is the medical/dental bus ministry coordinator at the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.

    Lori Tryon, representing Cardiac Systems, presented the units to Joanne Honeycutt, medical/dental bus ministry coordinator, at the Baptist State Convention Building in Cary. Each unit is valued at about $1,200.

    Tryon trained several bus drivers on the units’ use. Made by HeartSine, the AED units weigh about two pounds and are made for adult or pediatric use.

    The units feature visual and oral prompts to walk volunteers through exactly what to do and when to do it.

    “It’s wonderful to see the support from professional organizations,” Honeycutt said.

    She hopes the units will never be needed, but like N.C. Baptist Men disaster relief, she knows the importance of being prepared.

    In 2009, the two medical/dental buses drove 29,977 miles to serve 4,886 patients at 152 locations.  
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