The introduction of the ForeRunner AED in 1996 was one of the main catalysts for the public access defibrillation movement that also included legislation to improve public access to AEDs in the U.
What does PAD stand for?
PAD stands for Public Access Defibrillation
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We have 377 other meanings of PAD in our Acronym Attic
- Prompt Agent Defeat (DTRA)
- Propellant Actuated Device
- Property Accounting Department
- Property Assessment Department
- Proposed for Advanced Development
- Protected Areas Database
- Protective Action Decision (US FEMA)
- Provisional Acceptance Date
- Psychiatric Advance Directive
- Psychosis of Alzheimer's Disease
- Public Affairs Department
- Public Affairs Detachment (US Army)
- Public Affairs Director
- Public Area Department (various organizations)
- Public Art Dialogue (College Art Association)
- Pulse Amplifier Discriminator
- Pulsed Activation Doppler
- Purchasing Application Documentation
- Pure Austrian Design
- Puzzle and Dragons (gaming)
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It now delivers services like medical and first aid teaching, a public access defibrillation program, and a 24-hour, trilingual first aid information line.
We believe our fully automatic Powerheart AED G3 Plus is the best technology for any large-scale public access defibrillation (PAD) program.
A final reassuring note: Data from the Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) trial show that using an AED is safe for volunteers and patients.
And the concept of Public Access Defibrillation is gaining popularity (another Google opportunity).
A second study, the Public Access Defibrillation trial, found that training volunteers to use AEDs placed in shopping centers and recreational facilities doubled the number of cardiac arrest victims who survived and were able to leave the hospital.
Ornato presented the principal outcomes of the Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) trial, a massive prospective study which randomized roughly 20,000 lay volunteer rescuers to training in CPR or to CPR plus the use of an automatic external defibrillator (AED) in individuals experiencing sudden cardiac arrest in public sites.
The Automatic Defibrillation in Adam's Memory Act also authorizes $25 million for states to increase awareness and establish public access defibrillation programs in schools.