Static Automated External Defibrillators for Opportunistic Use by Bystanders

The report focuses on the use of AEDs as a standalone intervention, i.e. not incorporated into a coordinated public access defibrillation (PAD) programme, because this is currently the dominant practice in Belgium. The question was not to advise the government about the most effective strategies for PAD, as the governmental involvement in PAD is very limited, but if it should support (also financially) the current practice or not (as currently most AEDs are privately owned). A secondary question concerned the utility of the mandatory central registration of AEDs by the SPF Public Health

Tags: defibrillator
Year: 2017