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You can already find these in some parts of the UK.

Do people know what to do with them? I imagine everyone has seen the TV shows, but is that really how they're supposed to be used?

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Fri Sep 28th, 2012 at 07:15:35 AM EST
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Procedure for the new "public" ones tend to be
  • attach pads to chestal area
  • switch on machine
  • sit back and wait

The monitoring is built in and the machine makes the decision whether to "apply current" or not.

Having the public use the ER/crash cart version wihtout training would probably ... I don't know ... hilarity ensues, if you're lucky.

sapere aude

by Number 6 on Fri Sep 28th, 2012 at 07:35:49 AM EST
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In the UK at least, they are supplied to various public places (including shopping centres etc.) by the NHS along with training for a minimum of 3 staff members. The newer ones are basically self-running via an algorithm, you just put the sticky bits on the electrodes and put them in the right place and push the button.

(The training is mostly about putting the electrodes in the right place. And not touching it while in action.)

by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Fri Sep 28th, 2012 at 07:38:41 AM EST
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