Technology

Can use of a drone improve response times for out-of-hospital cardiac arrests compared to an ambulance

Technology

Can use of a drone improve response times for out-of-hospital cardiac arrests compared to an ambulance

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) in the United States has low survival (8-10 percent), with reducing time to defibrillation as the most important factor for increasing survival. Drones can be activated by a dispatcher and sent to an address provided by a 911 caller and may carry an automated external defibrillator (AED) to the location so that a bystander can use it.

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