Automated external defibrillation: implications for paramedic practice

Sudden cardiac arrest is a life-threatening condition but is one that can respond well to timely intervention such as early defibrillation. The use of Automated External Defibrillators has been shown to reverse serious cardiac arrhythmias and improve patient survival. Automated External Defibrillators analyse patients’ cardiac rhythm and advise on whether or not a patient is in a cardiac arrhythmia that requires a shock as part of the resuscitation attempt. This paper will explore the use of these devices, providing information on when and how they are used.

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