Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, July 9th, 2006
According to a study from the United States, "After activating 9-1-1 for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (CA), guidelines for children 1 year and older have evolved to include immediate automated external defibrillator (AED) use for witnessed arrest, and 2 minutes of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) followed by AED use for unwitnessed arrests. The best approach to resuscitation in a two-tiered emergency medical services (EMS) system depends in part on how likely the patient is to present with ventricular...
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