Continuing EducationAEDs: Changing the Way You Respond to Cardiac ArrestMancini, Mary Elizabeth MSN, RN, CNA, FAAN; Kaye, William MD, FACP, FCCMAuthor Information 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. American Journal of Nursing: May 1999 - Volume 99 - Issue 5 - p 26-31 Buy SDC Abstract 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. © 1999 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.