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Document ID (ISN)110894
CIS number 10-0464
ISSN - Serial title 0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Dingsdag D.
Title Reliability, sustainability and effectiveness of automated external defibrillators deployed in workplaces and public areas
Bibliographic information Oct. 2009. Vol.25, No.5, p.351-361. 34 ref.
Abstract As automated external defibrillators (AEDs) become more widely available at workplaces and public areas in Australia, this article argues that it is important that government policymakers and employers ensure that AEDs be routinely maintained, monitored and correctly deployed at properly-identified locations, with duly trained rescuers. Furthermore, public education programmes aimed at increasing the awareness on how to use an AED in an emergency situation would enable bystanders to function as first responders.
Descriptors (primary) Australia; cardiac emergencies; cardiac defibrillation; role of government
Descriptors (secondary) maintenance; equipment testing; reliability; first-aid training; description of equipment
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) First aid and emergency organization