A Summary of Public Access Defibrillation Laws, United States, 2010

@inproceedings{Gilchrist2012ASO,
  title={A Summary of Public Access Defibrillation Laws, United States, 2010},
  author={Siobhan Gilchrist and Linda J. Schieb and Qaiser Mukhtar and Amy L. Valderrama and Paula W. Yoon and Comilla Sasson and Bryan F. McNally and Michael W. Schooley},
  booktitle={Preventing chronic disease},
  year={2012}
}
INTRODUCTION On average, less than 8% of people who experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survive. However, death from sudden cardiac arrest is preventable if a bystander quickly retrieves and applies an automated external defibrillator (AED). Public access defibrillation (PAD) policies have been enacted to create programs that increase the public availability of these devices. The objective of this study was to describe each state's legal requirements for recommended PAD program… CONTINUE READING