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The RACGP is considering making them a mandatory requirement in its next practice standards

The RACGP says its considering whether onsite defibrillators should be made a mandatory requirement under its next practice standards.

AED

It follows a review of 126 patients with initial shockable rhythms at GP practices which found 47 received defibrillation by practice staff using an onsite automated external defibrillator (AED).

Some 57% of those patients survived

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