The AED donated by the Disque Foundation is the first accessible to the general public here in Cartago, Costa Rica.
Henderson, NV (PRWEB) December 01, 2012
John Lustig, a founder of Advanced Medical Certification (AMC) has joined forces with Dr. Karl "Fritz" Disque and several trustees of the Disque Foundation for a goodwill trip to Costa Rica on December 1. Partnered with Cross-Cultural Solutions (CCS), the team will train medical personnel and other local citizens on Basic Life Support skills.
Lustig’s attraction to the trip derives from the nature of his company. AMC is an online medical education service provider designed to offer Basic Life Support courses to health care professionals. In addition to the CPR and BLS education to community members, the Disque Foundation team will be donating an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) to the community of Cartago, Costa Rica.
On March 5, 2012 the American Red Cross began an AED program supporting the position that improved training and access to AEDs could save 50,000 lives in one year. However, with a cost of over $2000 per AED, many countries like Costa Rica do not have programs that can fund the purchase of AEDs.
“Thousands of people in the Cartago community will benefit greatly from the AED, and the training we are providing,” said Lustig. “The AED donated by the Disque Foundation is the first accessible to the general public here.”
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