An Expert Advisory Group established by the NSW Ministry of Health and NSW Ambulance led a review on Public Access to Defibrillation, to advise on potential initiatives for providing access to defibrillation.
Public Access defibrillation (PAD), involves a
bystander, trained first responder (e.g.
firefighters, police officers) or recruited trained
volunteer initiating cardiopulmonary resuscitation
(CPR) and external defibrillation via an
automated external defibrillator (AED) before
arrival of emergency medical services (EMS).
This report was commissioned by NSW
Health and prepared by the George Institute for Global Health.