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Can automated external defibrillator be used by police responders?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes with training
As an american heart assoc.
Cpr/aed instructor, physician instructor for community emergency respnse teams, and a sworn police officer, police are authorized by their depts. To use aeds when trained to do so. Aeds are placed in public areas only when there are trained employees working in the immediate area. Untrained bystanders may not know what to do if pads don't stick, wet environments, etc.

In brief: Yes with training
As an american heart assoc.
Cpr/aed instructor, physician instructor for community emergency respnse teams, and a sworn police officer, police are authorized by their depts. To use aeds when trained to do so. Aeds are placed in public areas only when there are trained employees working in the immediate area. Untrained bystanders may not know what to do if pads don't stick, wet environments, etc.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Andrew Chung
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Yes
Automatic external defibrillators (aeds) are designed to be used by untrained bystanders.

In brief: Yes
Automatic external defibrillators (aeds) are designed to be used by untrained bystanders.
Dr. Andrew Chung
Dr. Andrew Chung
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