The initiative was led by Alaa Al Amiry, a lecturer from Unit of General Studies. She developed an awareness campaign for the AED and helped organize training classes. With this new initiative, the university will now be better trained to deal with cardiac arrest victims, increasing the victims’ chance of survival.
“We are planning to train as many AU staff as possible annually on Heartsaver and BLS courses by the AHA, with collaboration with Mr. Ali AbouChleih from FAST (First Aid Training Center) company,” Al Amiry said in a statement.
The AED committee hosted a ceremony after its training sessions were complete. Now six medical clinics staff are certified on how to use the AED. These staff members received training via a course certified by the American Heart Association.
“Ajman University is the first university in UAE to adopt these machines (Zoll Plus AED) on campus,” said Khaled Al-Banna, Business Unit Manager of Leader Healthcare.