Mar 08 2010

What does AED stand for?

Category: Medical Supplies


AED is an acronym that stands for Automated External Defibrillator. It is a device used to deliver an electric shock to the chest wall of the heart. A computer in the AED will monitor the patient’s heart rhythm and decide if a defibrillation is necessary. Many AED’s will either use audio and/or visual prompts to guide the user through the process of administering a shock (if one is necessary).

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