Title

Increasing the Availability of Automated External Defibrillators at Sporting Events: A Call to Action from the American College of Sports Medicine

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-1-2021

Publication Title

Current sports medicine reports

Abstract

ABSTRACT: Given that most sudden cardiac arrests (SCAs) occur outside of a medical facility, often in association with exercise and sporting events, and given that early cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) plus defibrillation is the strongest predictor of survival from SCA, this Call to Action from the American College of Sports Medicine recommends increasing the availability and effectiveness of early CPR plus defibrillation so that the time from collapse-to-first automated external defibrillator shock is less than 3 min.

PubMed ID

34357888

Volume

20

Issue

8

First Page

418

Last Page

419

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