automated external defibrillator (AED)

From left are LifeFlight’s Lyle Holmes, Chad Hollingsworth, RN, and Mark Dittrich.

LifeFlight, Project ADAM lauded by Children’s Emergency Alliance

LifeFlight 8, based in Humboldt, Tennessee, was recognized with the Region 7 Award for its work in responding to a mass casualty in Carroll County in 2023. It is the second time this specific unit has been recognized for its work.

Smart Heart Act aims to save lives

New legislation requiring that automated external defibrillators (AED) be located within 1,000 feet of any high school athletic activity in Tennessee is a win-win for a team of physicians at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

From left are Allen Harris, Tullahoma Sunrise Rotary Club president; Gina Bumbalough, TCS, Coordinated School health director; Dr. Catherine Stephens, TCS director of schools; Dr. Monica Blake Beasley, THS teacher and Rotary Interact Club sponsor; John Olive, TCS athletic director; and Rich Ellis, VTHH president. Not pictured: Allen Watts, Tullahoma Noon Rotary Club president.

VTHH and Tullahoma Rotary Clubs provide AED funding

Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital recently teamed with the Tullahoma Sunrise Rotary Club and the Tullahoma Noon Rotary Club to provide funding for Tullahoma City Schools to purchase refurbished automated external defibrillators.

Online CPR, AED training course focuses on high school athletics programs

Vanderbilt recently collaborated with the National Federation of State High School Associations to offer an online CPR and AED training course to help schools be more prepared for emergencies that arise.

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine student Daniel Ragheb, second from left, with the classmates who helped save him — Joel Johnson, left, Brian Hou and Shreyas Krishnapura. (Not pictured: Yash Pershad).

Medical student’s life saved by quick action of classmates

Daniel Ragheb’s Vanderbilt University School of Medicine classmates came to his rescue after Ragheb experienced sudden cardiac arrest while the group was playing basketball.

Automated external defibrillator training provided by Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt was crucial to caring for high school student Linton Beck after he suffered a cardiac event while in class.

Teen’s life saved thanks to Children’s Hospital AED training program

When high school student Linton Beck suffered a cardiac event in class, his teachers knew just want to do thanks to automated external defibrillator training provided by Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.