Description of Program
The Automated External Defibrillator [AED] Program was implemented with the
intention of making early defibrillation immediately available during cardiac
emergencies. While Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is an important link
in the survival process of Sudden Cardiac Arrest [SCA], defibrillation is
the only definitive treatment for ventricular fibrillation, the rhythm that
most often causes SCA.