Reference Articles

Here are some articles and legislation recently published related to AED's and Public Access Defibrillation.

Increasing CPR Training to Save Lives
Color Guide: Saving Lives In Schools and Sports. Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association
Article: Public-Access Defibrillation and Survival after Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest; The New England Journal of Medicine -- August 12, 2004 -- Vol. 351, No. 7
Act: Rhode Island Health Club Cardiac Arrest Preparedness Act -- RIGA Senate Bill #04-2948A and House Bill #04-7373
Abstract: Outcomes of Rapid Defibrillation by Security Officers after Cardiac Arrest in Casinos The New England Journal of Medicine -- October 26, 2000 -- Vol. 343, No. 17
Abstract: Use of Automated External Defibrillators by a U.S. Airline
The New England Journal of Medicine -- October 26, 2000 -- Vol. 343, No. 17

Editorial: Sudden Death from Cardiac Arrest -- Improving the Odds
The New England Journal of Medicine -- October 26, 2000 -- Vol. 343, No. 17

Position Paper: Early Defibrillation.
For the National Association of EMS Physicians Standards and Clinical Practice Committee -- Prehospital Emergency Care Oct-Dec, 2000; 4(4):358.

Abstract & Article: Automated External Defibrillators in Long-Term Care Facilities Are Cost-Effective.
Prehospital Emergency Care Oct-Dec, 2000; 4(4):314-317.

Good Samaritan Legislation:
Act: Massachusetts Chapter 137 of the Acts of 1998
An Act Relative to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automatic External Defibrillation.

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