Athletic Trainer and AED

In a recent situation where an athlete experienced cardiac arrest, the rapid response of an athletic trainer to use an automatic external defibrillator (AED) saves his life. Alicia Mikulski, ATC was prepared and quickly recognized the situation and activated her emergency action plan (EAP). When it comes to myocardial infarctions, the immediate use of an AED to restore a normal heart rhythm is the priority. Ultimately, in preparation for athletic events, be sure to have an EAP and know where the nearest AED is located. For more information: