Charging up the public for automated external defibrillators.

  title={Charging up the public for automated external defibrillators.},
  author={Paula Willoughby DeJesus},
  journal={Critical care},
  volume={9 2},
Public training in the use of automated external defibrillators to treat out-of-hospital cardiac arrests has been receiving increased attention. The implementation of public access defibrillation programs has been the most significant intervention to improve survival in decades. Dramatic success came when we placed automated external defibrillators in the hands of the public to be utilized without an Emergency Medical Services response having to occur. The device is simple to operate -- sixth… CONTINUE READING

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