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EarlyDefibrillation- Automated External Defibrillators

EarlyDefibrillation- Automated External Defibrillators

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Advances In Resuscitation- Automated External Defibrillators
Advances In Resuscitation- Automated External Defibrillators

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Published by: smurd112 on Oct 25, 2010
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Automated External Defibrillation
“Chain of Survival”
Early access
Early CPR
Early defibrillation
Early advanced life support
Defibrillation is “Part of BLS”
Basic Life Support includes CPR and defibrillation
Early defibrillation with an automated externaldefibrillator (AED) has established benefit
The principle of early defibrillation suggests that the firstperson to arrive at the scene of a cardiac arrest shouldhave a defibrillator 
This principle is now internationally accepted
Guidelines 2000 for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care p. I-68

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