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The dilemma of the Good Samaritan

AEDs can save lives — but only if people are willing to use them. That’s why Good Samaritan laws exist: They encourage people with little or no rescue experience to provide aid during an emergency. Good Samaritan protections for rescuers are especially important when sudden cardiac arrest occurs and seconds count. Unless CPR and defibrillation are […]

San Diego Aims High, Mandates AEDs in Tall Buildings

San Diego took a giant step toward its goal of becoming “America’s Safest City” this week when the city council voted unanimously to require new buildings — including stores, churches, hotels, restaurants, schools, and theaters — to install automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for public use. “Having AEDs readily accessible would reduce the response time for […]