Portlanders' Cardiac Emergency Response Awareness Public

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  • Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are portable medical devices that can be used by laypersons to treat two common types of cardiac arrest. Awareness surrounding the use of AEDs and willingness to use them in emergency situations is documented in few populations. This investigation aimed to address this gap by gauging the public’s level of awareness of and willingness to use AEDs in Portland, Oregon, and by identifying predictors of awareness and willingness. Portlanders were surveyed at Multnomah County Library branch locations using anonymous surveys that included demographic questions and questions that tested respondents’ awareness of and willingness to use AEDs. Portlanders were more familiar with the term “Automated External Defibrillator” than with the terms and symbols associated with this term. Men, persons over 50 years old and persons living with someone under 18 years old were more confident and willing to use AEDs, but these findings did not reach statistical significance. Statistically significant correlations were found between Portlanders’ willingness to use AEDs and their reported confidence, as well as between their willingness to use AEDs on strangers and on known persons. This indicates that increasing the level of training and education Portlanders receive on AEDs may help improve Portlanders’ willingness to use them in cardiac emergency situations.
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