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Letters Automated external defibrillators

Defibrillators are only as good as the provider

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 28 October 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2274
  1. Anna R Gregory, FY2 doctor
  1. 1Heart of England Foundation Trust, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Bordesley Green East, West Midlands B9 5ST
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    Descatha and Baer point out the evidence of providing defibrillators in the workplace and elsewhere, along with the need for a training programme.[1] My story emphasises that this need is just as great as having the defibrillator in the …

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