Published in Hospital Law Weekly, November 15th, 2007
"Even though these arrhythmias can be converted if treated promptly, less than 5% of victims of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survive to hospitalization. This poor survival is often due to delay in the initiation of quality CPR and defibrillation. Several clinical studies have evaluated the use of an AED by nontraditional emergency medical providers and by laypersons in Public Access Defibrillation programs. These studies have demonstrated a significant improvement in...
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