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Automated External Defibrillators (AED) (cont.)

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Media file 11: In the 1970s, portable defibrillators began to be used outside the hospital by many Emergency Medical Services systems.
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Media file 12: Automated external defibrillators allowed defibrillation to be performed with a minimal amount of training.
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Media file 13: The use of AEDs by police units allowed defibrillation to be performed even before the ambulance arrived.
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Media file 14: Ventricular fibrillation victim Julie Lycksell, an operating room nurse, was resuscitated with an AED by Suffolk County, New York Police Officer James Briarton.
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Media file 16: One AED manufacturer provides a pediatric electrode cable that allows the AED to be used on children younger than 8 years.
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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/6/2013


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