Drone-Delivered Defibrillators Feasible and Fast

Delivering an automated external defibrillator (AED) by drone is feasible and often faster than having bystanders to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) search nearby buildings for an AED, according to a pilot study conducted on the campus of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

“We see this as a first step to integrating drone technology in existing EMS systems to improve access to timely defibrillation,” Wayne Rosamond, PhD, from the Global School of Public Health at UNC-Chapel Hill, told theheart.org | Medscape Cardiology.

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