Public Access Defibrillation

This study examined whether public placement of automated defibrillators could allow non-medical laypeople to rescue persons with cardiac arrest

Hallstrom AP, Ornato JP, Weisfeldt M, Travers A, Christenson J, McBurnie MA, Zalenski R, Becker LB, Schron EB, Proschan M; Public Access Defibrillation Trial Investigators. Public-access defibrillation and survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. N Engl J Med. 2004 Aug 12;351(7):637-46.

http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/dailys/03/Jun03/061203/95s-0158-rpt0011...
http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/dockets/95s0158/95s-0158-rpt0011-02.pdf
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/new/press/03-11-11.htm