To increase the functionality of AED, strict and reasonable guidelines may be helpful. The article outlines the guidelines for managing registered AED in South Korea.

In South Korea, a law regulating AED was established in 2007, which stipulates AED installation in specific places which provides guidelines for public access defibrillation placement and management since 2010. According to the guidelines, installation and usage of AED should be reported to a public health centre by the chief manager of each installed AED.  The government provides budgetary support for the installation and management of AEDs by covering the costs for the replacement of pads and batteries. Such a guideline with national policy support including funding could contribute to the spread of AED usage and increase the survival rate of patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

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