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Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)

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Emergency medical service teams typically respond to cardiac arrest where early defibrillation improves survival. In order to respond more rapidly to cardiac arrest, automated external defibrillators (AEDs) have been developed which may be used by trained people. Training resources are provided below.

  • Quiz - Save a Co-Worker's Life. American Red Cross.
  • CPR. American Heart Association (AHA). Provides links to training topics including training courses, international programs, and instructor information.
  • CPR Training. American Red Cross. Offers first aid and CPR course programs for the community, workplace, and professional rescuers.
  • First Aid, CPR and AED Training for the Workplace. National Safety Council (NSC). NSC offers a variety of First Aid training courses to suit your safety, compliance and wellness needs. Comprehensive classroom programs are available, as well as First Aid Online Training.
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Other Resources
  1. Sudden Cardiac Death. American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Position.
  2. Culley L., et al. "Public Access Defibrillation in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: A Community-Based Study." Circulation Online (March 15, 2004). Also available in Print, Circulation (April 2004): 1859-1863.
  3. Hallstrom, A. and J. Ornato. "Public-Access-Defibrillation and Survival after Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest." New England Journal of Medicine 351.7 (August 12, 2004): 637-646.
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