It is well documented that the success of resuscitation attempts and defibrillation in the patient in cardiac arrest is time-critical. Great efforts have been made globally to improve patient survival rates from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), but despite these efforts in many places success rates still stand in single-digit percentage figures. In Israel, thousands of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) have been placed in locations with the intention to increase availability of PADs. The defibrillator is the most vital piece of equipment in CPR, along with the performance of good quality chest compressions. In one recent project, in cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), 15 new smart stands were placed in rural towns and villages from north to south of the country, particularly as they are remote and EMS response will take some time to arrive.

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