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What does PAD stand for?

PAD stands for Public Access Defibrillation

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A final reassuring note: Data from the Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) trial show that using an AED is safe for volunteers and patients.
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.