FDA aims to change the way it monitors safety of defibrillators

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  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    March 23, 2013 5:09 a.m.

    I am glad to hear this, it has been one of my fears that an amateur be untrusted to operate this machine of death. The old fashioned CPR is still the best emergency treatment that non professionals should be allowed to use. I know CPR requires some physical contact with victims but survival is more likely if time wasn't wasted to dig out the machines where oxygen and heart manipulation is at its most critical juncture where seconds matter. CPR is immediate and less than 10 seconds to initiate resuscitation.

    I have equipment in my home that are questionable reliability for emergency (smoke/fire/Co2/gas) will function. I have always felt that these defibrillators was not a reliable alternative to CPR which is not time stamped or operator training necessary. Made in China emergency equipment is not a device you want to entrust to other people with your life. Then people wit pace makers can be killed by tasers and defibrillators, CPR does no harm.

    You can't even depend on alarm companies in a emergency so people should plan and prepare as if they were on an Island in the north pacific in the dead of winter.