Journal article

Implementing automated external defibrillators into community sports clubs/facilities: a cross-sectional survey of community club member preparedness for medical emergencies

Lauren Fortington, Liam West, Damian Morgan, Caroline F Finch

BMJ Open Sport and Exercise Medicine | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2019


Objective: There is a growing focus on ensuring the availability of automated external defibrillators (AED) in sport settings to assist in preventing sudden cardiac death. For the AED to be most effective, understanding how best to integrate it with wider risk management and emergency action plans (EAP) is needed. The aim of this survey was to identify sports club/facility member knowledge of AED use and club EAPs, 6 months following participation in a government-funded AED provision and cardiopulmonary resuscitation training programme. Methods: Cross-sectional survey of community sports clubs and facilities in Victoria, Australia. Included participants were members of sports club/facilities..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by the Victorian State Government (Sport and Recreation Victoria) who provided funding for conduct of the project from which this study was derived.