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automatic external defibrillator, cardiac arrest, parish nursing, public access to defibrillation



  1. Gilchrist, Jody


Abstract: For every minute without cardiopulmonary resuscitation and defibrillation, the odds of surviving cardiac arrest decrease by 7% to 10%. Churches can implement a public access to defibrillation (PAD) program and help save lives. This article outlines steps and resources for setting up a PAD program.