Seiter Center student revived after cardiac arrest

By Daily News • Last Updated 11:31 am on Thursday, January 05, 2012

GREENVILLE — A student at the Seiter Education Center in Greenville was revived Wednesday afternoon after going into cardiac arrest.

Montcalm Area Intermediate School District Superintendent Scott Koenigsknecht said the 22-year-old student suffered a serious seizure around 3:20 p.m., then stopped breathing.

Staff members used an automated external defibrillator (AED) to shock the student’s heart back into beating. The student started breathing and regained a pulse after receiving the shock.

A Montcalm County Emergency Medical Services ambulance crew stabilized the student, whose name was not released, and transported them to Spectrum Health United Hospital in Greenville for further treatment.

“The Seiter Center staff should be commended on a job well done,” Koenigsknect said. “Many of the children we serve have serious medical needs. It is comforting to know that we have highly trained, dedicated employees working with them.”

The Montcalm Area Intermediate School District operates the Seiter Center for students with significant cognitive and emotional impairments.

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