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Awareness of automated external defibrillators in the community: A local study

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posted on 2022-04-05, 16:00 authored by Colin Baker, Carol L. Loade, Diane Crone
Introduction: Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are an important part of the Chain of Survival and provide a valuable first response to cardiac arrest. The National Defibrillator Programme instigated the installation of AEDs across England but there a need for greater local evidence concerning their installation. The aim of the study was to investigate the current status of AED provision within a single district within a county located in the South West UK. Methods: A mixed methods study was undertaken including a quantitative survey and qualitative interviews. Results: In total, 182 surveys were completed and seven interviews were undertaken with participants representing local organisations. Less than one third of organisations had installed AEDs and people were not clear on where the nearest AED was situated. Conclusions: Further awareness-raising is required to develop public knowledge and confidence concerning the location, role and use of community AEDs.


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British Journal of Cardiac Nursing


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Baker, C., Loade, C.L. and Crone, D. (2015) 'Awareness of automated external defibrillators in the community: a local study', British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, 10(9), pp.444-451. DOI: 10.12968/bjca.2015.10.9.444

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Diane Crone

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