Automated External-defibrillation -Guidelines
There is substantial research to show that general
practitioners are capable
of performing successful early defibrillation.
The Resuscitation Council (UK) recommends the expansion of
training in defibrillation to include nurses practising in other clinical areas
within the hospital, including general wards and other departments.
Ideally, each general ward and department should be equipped with an
AED, more sophisticated equipment (e.g.cardiac arrest trolleys) being
located strategically throughout the
AEDs can accurately detect VF in all ages but may be inaccurate in the
detection of tachyarrhythmias in infants.
AEDs cannot be recommended for use in children under the age of eight
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