An evaluation of the Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) Demonstration

3. Literature review and desktop research

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In this chapter, CR&C provides an overview of recent literature relating to the effective and appropriate use of AEDs under PAD and first-responder programs. Literature was sourced from both Australia and overseas.

In 2004, Associate Professor Ian Jacobs conducted a similar review for the Department (Jacobs 2004). CR&C has adopted the structure used in this review, and has 'updated' the findings with evidence that was made available after 2004. In addition, CR&C has provided additional information about alternative models for delivering AED/PAD programs, drawing evidence from the UK and the US.