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Automated External Defibrillators (AED) (cont.)

Authors and Editors

Author: Joseph Sciammarella, MD, FACP, FACEP

Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD


American Heart Association. 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. Supplement to Circulation; Nov 2010; Vol 122; Issue 18; Supplement 3.

Stapleton ER. AEDs in the School. The Louis J. Acompora Memorial Foundation; 2001.

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