Many studies have shown that good signage for defibrillators can save time in a rescue, one of the most recent being Deakin, et al (Deakin et al Resuscitation 128 (2018) 93-96). In 2006 the Resuscitation Council UK developed a defibrillator sign that was in common use in the UK for 10 years. In parallel, the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR), an international governance body looking at cardiac arrest, and also the European Resuscitation Council, agreed a standard sign for use internationally for identifying the position of a defibrillator. The ILCOR signage has been adopted by almost all EU countries (Belgium excepted), and also many countries outside the EU. In some it is a legal requirement. An alternative sign was also designed by the American Heart Association, being similar, but red and black, and this is used outside of Europe, and countries with a high degree of US influence, such as in Asia. In the UK, 13 different signs are in active use, which is non-sensicle.

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