Federal government releases guidelines for PAD programs in federal buildings

May 23, 2001

The Department of Health and Human Services and the General Services Administration, have issued "Guidelines for Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) programs in Federal Facilities," prepared, in part, in response to a May 19, 2000 presidential memorandum. They address key elements of a PAD program and are designed to enable facilities to develop specific, detailed plans and programs of response for victims of sudden cardiac arrest.

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