- Survival from cardiac arrest doubled when bystanders stepped in to use a publicly-available automated external defibrillator rather than wait until emergency responders arrived.
- The study showed that the longer it takes emergency personnel to arrive, the greater the benefit of a bystander using an AED to shock the victim.
- Victims who received a defibrillator shock from a bystander had far greater chances at survival and being discharged from the hospital than those who did not.
The sooner that you can deliver a shock to the bystander in cardiac arrest, the better opportunity you have to “re-organize” a chaotic and unproductive rhythm. This is important since the patient is often shockable at the beginning of a cardiac arrest, but that opportunity diminishes over several minutes, making the use of the AED a priority immediately. A quick integration of an AED and prompt CPR, beginning with compressions first offers the patient the best chance of success.
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