School nurse, officers save Lake Norman High School student’s life

A male student collapsed early last Thursday morning at Lake Norman High School in Mooresville, North Carolina.

The emergency occurred at 8:37 a.m. in one of the high school classrooms. Thankfully, a quick-thinking nurse along with two school resource officers used CPR and a the school’s automated external defibrillator(AED) to keep the student alive until first responders arrived. They continued to execute the Cardiac Chain of Survival until

Mooresville Fire-Rescue and Iredell County EMS came onto the scene.

Iredell County Sheriff Darren Campbell credited both the nurse and SROs for saving the student’s life, citing the critical need for school communities to be parepared to respond to a cardiac emergency.

A member of the American Heart Association national task force that developed the Cardiac Emergency Response Plan for schools, Parent Heart Watch continues to advocate for widespread and accessible AEDs in school communities with CPR/AED trained staff and written and well-practiced plans. .

This story was originally reported by the Mooresville Tribune.

School nurse, officers save Lake Norman High School student’s life
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