Public access defibrillation: time to access the public.

  title={Public access defibrillation: time to access the public.},
  author={Patrick Schober and Frederieke B van Dehn and Joost Jan Laurens Marie Bierens and Stephan Alexander Loer and Lothar A Schwarte},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  volume={58 3},
STUDY OBJECTIVE Public accessible automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are increasingly made available in highly frequented places, allowing coincidental bystanders to defibrillate with minimal delay if necessary. Although the public, as the largest and most readily available group of potential rescuers, is assigned a key role in this concept of "public" access defibrillation, it is unknown whether bystanders are actually sufficiently prepared. We therefore investigate knowledge and… CONTINUE READING