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ICU Management

Bystander automated external defibrillator beneficial in OHCA

2017 07 Nov

Current resuscitation guidelines recommend that bystander defibrillation be attempted as soon as an automated external defibrillator (AED) is available. Moreover, a new systematic review finds evidence supporting the association between bystander AED use and improved clinical outcomes in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), although the review team... Read more

ICU Management

Drones May Improve Response Times for Out-Of-Hospital Cardiac Arrests

2017 16 Jun

According to a study published by JAMA, in simulated out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA), drones carrying an automated external defibrillator (AED) arrived in less time as compared to emergency medical services. There was also a reduction time of about 16 minutes.  OHCA has a low survival rate, around 8 to 10%. The most important factor... Read more