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The Usability of Five Automated External Defibrillators by Minimally Trained Bystanders

@inproceedings{Polikaitis2005TheUO,
  title={The Usability of Five Automated External Defibrillators by Minimally Trained Bystanders},
  author={A. Polikaitis},
  year={2005}
}
Objective Public deployment of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) can potentially improve survival from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) by enabling more timely access to defibrillation. An AED should ideally be designed so that minimally trained bystanders can effectively and safely operate the device and deliver the necessary shock. This study evaluates the usability of five AEDs by bystanders with only a basic understanding of AED functionality and use. Methods 125 subjects were recruited… Expand

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