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by Staff Writer / Carolina Hurricanes

Staff to be Trained on Automated External Defibrillators

RALEIGH, N.C. (Sept. 29, 2004) – Davin Olsen, Vice President and General Manager of the RBC Center, today announced that Rex Healthcare has donated four automated external defibrillators (AED’s) to the venue. The life saving equipment will be located in non-public areas of the building for use by full-time RBC Center staff.

“We are grateful to Rex for their contribution and pleased that it will provide increased care for our guests and staff of the RBC Center,” said Larry Perkins, Assistant General Manager. “Knowing that we are able to respond to life threatening situations quickly is a priority.”

Rex’s event medical team currently carries AED’s during all RBC Center events and will now be supplemented by the newly donated equipment.

"Defibrillators have already proven themselves to be vital in large public event spaces, like the RBC Center,” confirmed Melody Hunter-Pillion, Marketing Communications Coordinator for Rex Healthcare. “Rex Healthcare staff has already used a defibrillator to save the life of more than one fan attending an event at the RBC Center."

A special demonstration and training session for the AED will be held from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m., at the RBC Center on Tuesday, Oct. 5 by Rex Healthcare’s Emergency Response Team.

For more information on the automated external defibrillator (AED), contact Melody Hunter-Pillion with Rex Healthcare at (919) 784-4467.

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