Utilization of automated external defibrillators installed in commonly used areas of Japanese hospitals

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  • Publisher: Pharmamed Mado Ltd.
  • Journal: Signa vitae : journal for intesive care and emergency medicine,volume 8,issue 1 (issn: 1334-5605, eissn: 1845-206X)
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  • Subject: automated external defibrillators; commonly used areas; inhospital

Objective. Since July 2004, it has become legal in Japan for laypersons to use automated external defibrillators (AEDs). We investigated the effect of AED installation in commonly used areas of Japanese Association for Acute Medicine accredited training (JAAM) hospitals... View more
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