Journal article

Integrating and maintaining automated external defibrillators and emergency planning in community sport settings: a qualitative case study

Lauren Fortington, Sheree Bekker, Caroline F Finch

EMERGENCY MEDICINE JOURNAL | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2020

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: A voluntary State Government-led programme in Victoria, Australia 'Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and Facilities Program' ran from 2015 to 2019, broadly aimed at increasing access to automated external defibrillators (AEDs), together with a greater number of community members trained for management of medical emergencies. This study aimed to understand whether participating sport clubs/facilities had successfully integrated an AED and medical planning with other club/facility safety practices, 12 months after delivery of the programme. METHODS: This was a qualitative case study of 14 sport clubs/facilities in Victoria, Australia in 2017, underpinned by the Reach, Effectivene..

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