public access defibrillation


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public access defibrillation

The use of automated external defibrillators by trained lay people who witness a sudden cardiac arrest.
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It now delivers services like medical and first aid teaching, a public access defibrillation program, and a 24-hour, trilingual first aid information line.
Adrian Hooper, personal assistant to Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) officer, Gerard Rothwell said the device would be accessible to any member of the public for use in an emergency.
Touchwood was one of the country's first shopping centres to take part in the public access defibrillation scheme.
Nearly 1,500 defibrillators were distributed to sports facilities, shopping centers, factories, schools, and other sites as part of the Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) trial.
Public access defibrillation has been popularized over the last several years and the early information suggests that this is a useful treatment modality in the adult population.
The final report shows that, in addition to high-security companies, sports arenas, large hotels, and sprawling manufacturing plants, other sites such as commercial office buildings can benefit from obtaining AEDs and training employees to use them as part of a public access defibrillation (PAD) program.