A national programme for on-site defibrillation by lay people in selected high risk areas: initial results.

@article{Davies2005ANP,
  title={A national programme for on-site defibrillation by lay people in selected high risk areas: initial results.},
  author={Ceri Davies and Michael C Colquhoun and Roger Boyle and Douglas A. Chamberlain},
  journal={Heart},
  year={2005},
  volume={91 10},
  pages={1299-302}
}
OBJECTIVE To report on the effectiveness of an initiative to reduce deaths from sudden cardiac arrest occurring in busy public places. SETTING 110 such places identified from ambulance service data as high risk sites. PATIENTS 172 members of the public who developed cardiac arrest at these sites between April 2000 and March 2004. 20,592 defibrillator months' use is reported, representing one automated external defibrillator (AED) use every 120 months. INTERVENTION 681 AEDs were installed… CONTINUE READING