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All UK trains should carry automated external defibrillators (AEDs)

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 13 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7611
  1. Matthew D Hale, medical student1,
  2. Riituparna Banerjee, registrar anaesthetist2,
  3. Dudley Bush, consultant anaesthetist2
  1. 1Leeds University, Leeds, UK
  2. 2Department of Anaesthesia, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds LS1 3EX
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One of us (DB) was recently involved in a medical emergency on a mainline train and was surprised to find that no automated external defibrillator (AED) was carried.1 AEDs require minimal training to use, are designed for use by non-medical operators, and often include both audio and visual instructions to …

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