Automatic External Defibrillators

An automatic external defibrillator is a life-saving device used to restart the heart in a victim with sudden cardiac arrest. The incidence of cardiac arrest is very low in the school-age population; however, we are prepared as a community for any such event. Penn Charter has seven AEDs located throughout the school. The locations are the main office (receptionist area), the health office (main building basement), the training room (field house), the Middle School faculty room, the Kline & Specter Squash Courts at Strawbridge Field, the Kurtz Center and the mobile unit that travels with the athletic trainer during afternoon events. Key personnel, including the school nurses and the athletic trainers, have been certified in the use of the AED.

Every year, our entire 10th grade class is certified in emergency action, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of the AED machine in their health class.

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Nursing Staff

Debra A. Foley, RN, MSN, CRNP
Coordinator of Health Services/Health Faculty
215-844-3460, ext. 142 or 487

Nancy Hirschfeld, RN, MSN, CRNP
Associate Nurse
215-844-3460, ext. 142

Counseling Staff

Middle & Upper School Counselor
Elizabeth Coombs, BA, MEd
215-844-3460, ext. 205

Lower School Counselor
Lisa Reedich, BA, MSS
215-844-3460, ext. 171

Penn Charter

A Friends School for Girls and Boys, Pre-K to 12

3000 West School House Lane Philadelphia, PA 19144 215.844.3460
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