Is my AED safe to touch? What if I accidentally shock someone or myself?

An AED will only deliver a shock if the electrode pads are applied to a patient, and the AED detects a shockable heart rhythm. AED Superstore only sells FDA (Food and Drug Administration) cleared defibrillators. They are designed to avoid accidentally shocking yourself or someone else. To learn more about how the heart operates, what can go wrong, and the type of rhythms that an AED unit assesses, visit our resource center.

S. Joanne Dames - MD, MPH

Updated: 4/14/2020

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