AED Buying Guide

Buyers guide content

Written to be the single most comprehensive guide on everything related to purchasing an automated external defibrillator (AED). The objective of the guide is to provide context so you make an educated purchase decision.

  • What is an AED?
  • What is sudden cardiac arrest and how is it treated?
  • Who can use an AED?
  • How to use an AED and are they safe?
  • What are the different types of AEDs?
  • What is the total cost of ownership of an AED?
  • What are my options, what is the difference and which one is right for me?
  • What is the law surrounding AED use and can I be sued?
  • How do I manage my AED and what else do I need to know about the devices?
If you still have questions, our customer care representatives can help guide you towards the right decision. Call 1-800-544-0048 to find out more.

Why do you need an AED?

Automated External Defibrillators

Used to treat cardiac arrest, AED units have become crucial medical devices for EMS professionals as well as lay first responders. Designed with simplicity in mind, multiple AEDs on the market today will provide CPR guidance, automatic shocks, and other features intended to make using an AED easy for all. A proper AED machine is an FDA-approved emergency medical device.

Buy an AED Today

Whether you’re buying a single new AED or multiple AEDs, comparing advantages, disadvantages, and features of these emergency medical devices can be daunting. Add in initial pricing and long-term costs for AED maintenance, program management, AED supplies and accessories, etc. and the purchasing process becomes daunting quickly! We highly recommend downloading our AED buying guide and reviewing our guide to the best AEDs to make the comparison process easier. We’re always here to help, so don’t hesitate to contact our expert staff with any questions as you work to find the right AEDs for your first aid needs.