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AEDs: Changing the Way You Respond to Cardiac Arrest

Mancini, Mary Elizabeth MSN, RN, CNA, FAAN; Kaye, William MD, FACP, FCCM

American Journal of Nursing: May 1999 - Volume 99 - Issue 5 - p 26-31
Continuing Education

The American Heart Association has defined automated external defibrillation as a basic life-support procedure for all first responders to cardiac arrest. Here's why-and how you can use an AED to improve patient outcomes.

Mary Elizabeth Mancini is senior vice president, nursing administration, at Parkland Health and Hospital System, Dallas, TX. William Kaye is director, Division of Critical Care Medicine, the Miriam Hospital, and professor of surgery and medicine at Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, RI.

© 1999 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.