Jules Scadden, P.S, CQI/Data Coordinator-Sac County Ambulance National Association of EMTs (NAEMT) firstname.lastname@example.org. External Defibrillators Prehospital Clinical Issues. EMS historically provided first defibrillation Studies- improved outcomes with rapid defibrillation (1) (2)
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CQI/Data Coordinator-Sac County Ambulance
National Association of EMTs (NAEMT)
AED used at local high school during a community event. CPR was interrupted twice to change defib pads with arrival of local BLS ambulance and ALS ambulance
Volunteer FR AED fails on third shock—battery dead—unit had never been used/checked during monthly meetings indicated batteries were fineSituations
Universal pads/electrodes and wiring systems as well as an “adult” vs “Pediatric” shock button can improve patient outcomes by eliminating interrupted CPR
Remote system updates will ensure updates are installed in a timely manner, decreasing “out-of-service” time and potential machine failure
Significant cost increase with technology increases would place an increased burden on EMS services and potentially make PAD programs prohibitive.
Collaboration with local EMS services will enhance a PAD program and improve patient outcomesSummary