Importance of defibrillators in schools

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With initiatives to roll out defibrillators in schools, there has been a significant debate about whether they are needed or not. Defibrillators are essential equipment for dealing with cardiac incidents and can be the difference between life and death for any potential patient. With thousands of cases of sudden cardiac arrest occurring every year, less than 10% survive, and of those that do, having access to a defibrillator within minutes of the incident is a key factor.

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