Public Access Defibrillation: Great benefit and potential but infrequently used.

@article{Agerskov2015PublicAD,
  title={Public Access Defibrillation: Great benefit and potential but infrequently used.},
  author={M Agerskov and Anne M\oller Nielsen and Carolina Malta Hansen and Marco Bo Hansen and Freddy K. Lippert and Mads Wissenberg and Fredrik Folke and L S Rasmussen},
  journal={Resuscitation},
  year={2015},
  volume={96},
  pages={53-8}
}
BACKGROUND In Copenhagen, a volunteer-based Automated External Defibrillator (AED) network provides a unique opportunity to assess AED use. We aimed to determine the proportion of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) where an AED was applied before arrival of the ambulance, and the proportion of OHCA-cases where an accessible AED was located within 100 m. In addition, we assessed 30-day survival. METHODS Using data from the Mobile Emergency Care Unit and the Danish Cardiac Arrest Registry… CONTINUE READING
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