Resuscitation Council (UK) strongly recommends the implementation of early
external defibrillators must be totally reliable, simple to operate, of
low weight, require little routine maintenance and be competitively
defibrillators should deliver energy in accordance with current
advanced life support algorithms (200, 200, 360 joules).
emergency ambulances in the United Kingdom are equipped with adefibrillator .
hospital setting it is recommended that an AED should be placed, wherever
possible, on general medical and surgical wards and in other clinical
areas so that should a cardiac arrest occur the patient can bedefibrillated
promptly prior to the arrival of the hospital resuscitation team
unacceptable for patients who suffer cardiac arrest to await the arrival of
the cardiacarrest team before a
defibrillator is available.