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AEDs - a device to save lives.

In 1990, the American Heart Association issued a strong challenge. It reemphasized its staunch position that systematic provision of early defibrillation (restoration of regular heart rhythm through external electrical shock) must now be considered a prime goal of all public safety agencies.

In response, the Tredyffrin Township Police Department and the Paoli Memorial Hospital in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, entered into a pilot project, approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. This project provided for properly trained police officers, who are, in most cases, the first to arrive on the scene of an accident or medical emergency, to use automatic
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Title Annotation:Police Practices; automatic external defibrillators
Author:Lanyon, Robert F.
Publication:The FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin
Date:Apr 1, 1993
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