Jul 28 2011

What is an AED? What is a defibrillator?

Category: Medical Supplies

Answer:

AED DefibrillatorAn AED or Automated External Defibrillator is a portable medical device that has the ability to audibly give instructions to anyone on the procedures necessary to deliver an electric shock to someone that is experiencing sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). These amazing devices can not only treat an individual experiencing cardiac arrest but diagnose it as well. An AED works by administering an electric shock that will effectively stop the arrhythmia and allow the heart to re-establish an efficient heart rhythm on its own. They can be a vital life saving device because according to The American Heart Association “Every minute that a victim is unconscious will translate to approximately a 10% decrease in the likelihood of resuscitation”. This is why portable defibrillators are becoming more and more prevalent in public locations like malls, airports, hotels, and amusement parks.

AED Manufacturers & Brands

Some of the more popular AED/Defibrillator brands include:

AEDs are manufactured to be easy to use, so anyone with or without the proper CPR training can use them to save a life.


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One Response to “What is an AED? What is a defibrillator?”

  1. AED says:

    “Every minute that a victim is unconscious will translate to approximately a 10% decrease in the likelihood of resuscitation”. That is why AEDs are so important to have easily accessible in public locations. The ambulance can’t get there as fast as they’d like every time. But an AED can save someone’s life.

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