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Drone research study

Using drones to deliver AEDs.

In 2018, Peel Regional Paramedic Services joined a study with Sunnybrook Hospital. The 5-year study is underway to see if using drones to deliver AEDs (automated external defibrillators) to bystanders can save more cardiac arrest victims.

In Peel there are approximately 4 cardiac arrests each day.

The chance of someone surviving cardiac arrest drops by 10% for each minute that passes before defibrillation. This can be an issue in remote places where it can take longer for paramedics to arrive.

Learn more about AED on the fly.