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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2020, 3(7); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2020.030711.

Automated External Defibrillator Facility Layout Status and Recommendations in the Main Urban Area of Huzhou


Chenghao Xu

Corresponding Author:
Chenghao Xu

Hangzhou Foreign Language School, Cambridge A-Level Centre, Hangzhou, China
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Based on public data and GIS technology, this paper analyzed the layout of AED facilities in the main urban area of Huzhou city through visit analysis. The study found that currently urban AED network construction is in the initial stage, and the effective coverage rate of statistically available facilities in urban built-up areas is just over 4.57%, with 2.3 sets per 100,000 people. AED facilities are most often located in university and public sports venues, and few are in major commercial buildings. According to the literature, more than 70% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest incidents occurred at home, and there was not a residential community equipped with AED facilities in the Huzhou urban area. It is suggested that the number of AED facilities should be increased year by year in the form of "government leading, financial support and private participation", and the overall layout should be adjusted to increase investment in residential communities.


Automated External Defibrillator, Layout Status

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Chenghao Xu. Automated External Defibrillator Facility Layout Status and Recommendations in the Main Urban Area of Huzhou. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2020) Vol. 3, Issue 7: 97-103. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2020.030711.


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