Automated External Defibrillators (AED) (cont.)
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Public Access Defibrillators
The evolution of early defibrillation took another major step forward with the concept of public access defibrillation or "PAD."
The legal requirements that allow the lay public to use AEDs are determined on a state-by-state basis.
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Kouwenhouven showed that electrical shocks applied to dogs within 30 seconds of an induced ventricular fibrillation (VF) could produce a 98% rate of resuscitation; however, those shocked after 2 minutes of VF had only a 27% resuscitation rate.