Automated external defibrillation by very young, untrained children.

@article{Lawson2002AutomatedED,
  title={Automated external defibrillation by very young, untrained children.},
  author={Luan E. Lawson and Juan M. March},
  journal={Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors},
  year={2002},
  volume={6 3},
  pages={
          295-8
        }
}
UNLABELLED For patients with sudden cardiac death (SCD), the time interval to defibrillation is the main determinant of survival. As such, the American Heart Association has attempted to promote public-access defibrillation (PAD). Previous studies have shown that automated external defibrillators (AEDs) can be used successfully by untrained adults. OBJECTIVE To determine whether very young, untrained children could use AEDs. METHODS Third-grade students from an elementary school… CONTINUE READING
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