Adverse events associated with lay emergency response programs: the public access defibrillation trial experience.

@article{Peberdy2006AdverseEA,
  title={Adverse events associated with lay emergency response programs: the public access defibrillation trial experience.},
  author={Mary Ann Peberdy and Lois Van Ottingham and William J. Groh and Jerris Hedges and Thomas Terndrup and Ronald G. Pirrallo and Norman Mann and Ruchir Sehra},
  journal={Resuscitation},
  year={2006},
  volume={70 1},
  pages={59-65}
}
UNLABELLED The adverse event (AE) profile of lay volunteer CPR and public access defibrillation (PAD) programs is unknown. We undertook to investigate the frequency, severity, and type of AE's occurring in widespread PAD implementation. DESIGN A randomized-controlled clinical trial. SETTING One thousand two hundred and sixty public and residential facilities in the US and Canada. PARTICIPANTS On-site, volunteer, lay personnel trained in CPR only compared to CPR plus automated external… CONTINUE READING