COMMENTARY: Volunteers trained in CPR and the use of automated external defibrillators increased survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Worster, Andrew
January 2005
ACP Journal Club;Jan/Feb2005, Vol. 142 Issue 1, p2
Academic Journal
The article reports that volunteers trained in CPR and the use of automated external defibrillators increased survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. The North America-wide cluster trial by the PAD Trial Investigators assessed the effect on survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest of early defibrillation via PAD. Although this study reports that PAD can improve survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, it affects less than 10 percent of these patients.


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