A poor association between out-of-hospital cardiac arrest location and public automated external defibrillator placement.

Matthew Levy, Kevin G. Seaman, Michael Millin, Richard A. Bissell, Jennifer Lee Levy

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Much attention has been given to the strategic placement of automated external defibrillators (AEDs). The purpose of this study was to examine the correlation of strategically placed AEDs and the actual location of cardiac arrests. A retrospective review of data maintained by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS), specifically, the Maryland Cardiac Arrest Database and the Maryland AED Registry, was conducted. Location types for AEDs were compared with the locations of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in Howard County, Maryland. The respective locations were compared using scatter diagrams and r2 statistics. The r2 statistics for AED location compared with witnessed cardiac arrest and total cardiac arrests were 0.054 and 0.051 respectively, indicating a weak relationship between the two variables in each case. No AEDs were registered in the three most frequently occurring locations for cardiac arrests (private homes, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities) and no cardiac arrests occurred at the locations where AEDs were most commonly placed (community pools, nongovernment public buildings, schools/educational facilities). A poor association exists between the location of cardiac arrests and the location of AEDs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)342-347
Number of pages6
JournalPrehospital and Disaster Medicine
Volume28
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2013

Fingerprint

Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
Defibrillators
Heart Arrest
Assisted Living Facilities
Skilled Nursing Facilities
Home Nursing
Emergency Medical Services
Registries
Databases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency
  • Emergency Medicine

Cite this

A poor association between out-of-hospital cardiac arrest location and public automated external defibrillator placement. / Levy, Matthew; Seaman, Kevin G.; Millin, Michael; Bissell, Richard A.; Levy, Jennifer Lee.

In: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, Vol. 28, No. 4, 08.2013, p. 342-347.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{c6c23caf831b42fea1c5486f0aece381,
title = "A poor association between out-of-hospital cardiac arrest location and public automated external defibrillator placement.",
abstract = "Much attention has been given to the strategic placement of automated external defibrillators (AEDs). The purpose of this study was to examine the correlation of strategically placed AEDs and the actual location of cardiac arrests. A retrospective review of data maintained by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS), specifically, the Maryland Cardiac Arrest Database and the Maryland AED Registry, was conducted. Location types for AEDs were compared with the locations of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in Howard County, Maryland. The respective locations were compared using scatter diagrams and r2 statistics. The r2 statistics for AED location compared with witnessed cardiac arrest and total cardiac arrests were 0.054 and 0.051 respectively, indicating a weak relationship between the two variables in each case. No AEDs were registered in the three most frequently occurring locations for cardiac arrests (private homes, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities) and no cardiac arrests occurred at the locations where AEDs were most commonly placed (community pools, nongovernment public buildings, schools/educational facilities). A poor association exists between the location of cardiac arrests and the location of AEDs.",
author = "Matthew Levy and Seaman, {Kevin G.} and Michael Millin and Bissell, {Richard A.} and Levy, {Jennifer Lee}",
year = "2013",
month = "8",
doi = "10.1017/S1049023X13000411",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "28",
pages = "342--347",
journal = "Prehospital and Disaster Medicine",
issn = "1049-023X",
publisher = "World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - A poor association between out-of-hospital cardiac arrest location and public automated external defibrillator placement.

AU - Levy, Matthew

AU - Seaman, Kevin G.

AU - Millin, Michael

AU - Bissell, Richard A.

AU - Levy, Jennifer Lee

PY - 2013/8

Y1 - 2013/8

N2 - Much attention has been given to the strategic placement of automated external defibrillators (AEDs). The purpose of this study was to examine the correlation of strategically placed AEDs and the actual location of cardiac arrests. A retrospective review of data maintained by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS), specifically, the Maryland Cardiac Arrest Database and the Maryland AED Registry, was conducted. Location types for AEDs were compared with the locations of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in Howard County, Maryland. The respective locations were compared using scatter diagrams and r2 statistics. The r2 statistics for AED location compared with witnessed cardiac arrest and total cardiac arrests were 0.054 and 0.051 respectively, indicating a weak relationship between the two variables in each case. No AEDs were registered in the three most frequently occurring locations for cardiac arrests (private homes, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities) and no cardiac arrests occurred at the locations where AEDs were most commonly placed (community pools, nongovernment public buildings, schools/educational facilities). A poor association exists between the location of cardiac arrests and the location of AEDs.

AB - Much attention has been given to the strategic placement of automated external defibrillators (AEDs). The purpose of this study was to examine the correlation of strategically placed AEDs and the actual location of cardiac arrests. A retrospective review of data maintained by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS), specifically, the Maryland Cardiac Arrest Database and the Maryland AED Registry, was conducted. Location types for AEDs were compared with the locations of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in Howard County, Maryland. The respective locations were compared using scatter diagrams and r2 statistics. The r2 statistics for AED location compared with witnessed cardiac arrest and total cardiac arrests were 0.054 and 0.051 respectively, indicating a weak relationship between the two variables in each case. No AEDs were registered in the three most frequently occurring locations for cardiac arrests (private homes, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities) and no cardiac arrests occurred at the locations where AEDs were most commonly placed (community pools, nongovernment public buildings, schools/educational facilities). A poor association exists between the location of cardiac arrests and the location of AEDs.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84886786506&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84886786506&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1017/S1049023X13000411

DO - 10.1017/S1049023X13000411

M3 - Article

C2 - 23702153

AN - SCOPUS:84886786506

VL - 28

SP - 342

EP - 347

JO - Prehospital and Disaster Medicine

JF - Prehospital and Disaster Medicine

SN - 1049-023X

IS - 4

ER -