Aug 28, 2004

Lay rescuer automated external defibrillator programs for children and adolescents

Pediatric Clinics of North America
Stuart BergerM F Hazinski

Abstract

This article summarizes the controversies regarding the establishment of lay rescuer automated external defibrillator (AED) programs in schools. It describes the elements of one successful program and provides recommendations for critical elements of AED programs in schools, using the recommendations that were described by the American Heart Association statement and experience gained in the establishment of AED programs in high schools in Wisconsin.

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Ophthalmoplegia
Cost Effectiveness
Emergency Treatment
Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Schools, Secondary
Electroversion Therapy
Torts
Cardiac Arrhythmia
Sports

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