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CCC Receives Two New Life Saving Devices


Tuesday, November 22, 2005


                    

Plattsburgh-Clinton Community College received two new defibrillators this October thanks to the generosity of Clinton County. Nicole Allen, Student Support Services Nurse and chair of the college’s Health, Safety and Security Committee, wrote a proposal to the county’s Tobacco Settlement Fund requesting funds to purchase the defibrillators, which was granted. “They gave me everything I asked for which was really nice,” said Allen.

 

An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) may be used once a person goes into cardiac arrest.  It is imperative that the unit be used within four to six minutes after cardiac arrest occurs. “The units are very sophisticated,” said Allen, “they tell you everything you need to do.”

 

One of the new defibrillators will be placed in the Main Building and the other will go to the Forrence Center for Health, Physical Education and Recreation Center (gym).  The AED currently housed in the Main Building will go to the Stafford Center.  As soon as the RAs become trained, the AED that’s presently in the Forrence Center (gym) will be transferred to the Residence Halls. Currently, there is an emergency response team comprised of volunteers who are trained to use the equipment on the main campus.

The older of the two AEDs the College currently owns was purchased late in 2000 through fundraising efforts.  The Student Senate purchased the second one last year. 

 Clinton Community College's beautiful campus is conveniently located off Route 9 at 136 Clinton Point Drive in Plattsburgh, New York. The College is proud of its academic excellence, low tuition, small classes, excellent teachers and facilities. For additional information about our nursing program or other programs the College offers, contact Admissions at (518) 562-4170, 800-552-1160, or visit the website at www.clinton.edu.