New Research article reports Lay Bystanders’ Perspectives on What Facilitates CPR and AED use in Real Cardiac Arrests

Many patients who suffer an out‐of‐hospital cardiac arrest will fail to receive bystander intervention (cardiopulmonary resuscitation [CPR] or defibrillation) despite widespread CPR training and the dissemination of automated external defibrillators (AEDs). The authors of a new research article published in the Journal of the American Heart Association sought to investigate what factors encourage lay bystanders to initiate CPR and AED use in a cohort of bystanders previously trained in CPR techniques who were present at an out‐of‐hospital cardiac arrest.

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