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I was very surprised when I saw a large box with the Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) behind a glass put in an underground corridor at the Washington Dulles International Airport. It was ready to use in case of emergency that is a sudden cardiac arrest of anyone passing by. I have never seen anything like this. In downtown Washington, DC I have seen paramedics ambulance ready for action and parked by the Capitol building.
Well, I wonder if anyone have already used it as 99% people (including even some medical professionals) tend to get into a panic in case of emergency when fast use of AED may save someone's life. Anyway, the idea is worth of popularizing and maybe AED should be available for non-professionals not only in Dulles airport. Well, American Red Cross estimates that in the USA "up to 50,000 of deaths could have been prevented if someone had initiated the Cardiac Chain of Survival, and an automated external defibrillator (AED) had been available for immediate use at the time of the emergency."
Let's me quote them again:
HOW DOES AN AED WORK?
An AED is easy to operate. It uses voice prompts to instruct the rescuer. Once the machine is turned on, the rescuer will be prompted to apply two electrodes provided with the AED to the victim's chest. Once applied, the AED will begin to monitor the victim's heart rhythm. If a "shockable" rhythm is detected, the machine will charge itself and instruct the rescuer to stand clear of the victim and to press the shock button.
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