Buying your first AED and implementing a cardiac emergency response program can be a daunting task. Our AED resource center is full of guides, how-tos, and other resources you need to take the first step towards a comprehensive cardiac safety program. Start here to feel comfortable and confident when it’s time to make your first AED purchase.
AED stands for “Automated External Defibrillator” and is sometimes written as automated external defibrillator AED, AED machine, AED unit, AED device, etc.. An AED is a medical device used in case of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) to give life-saving aid to the victim. AED machines link a pre-programmed computer to a unique user interface and special electrical pads. They are made to be highly portable and designed for use in quick response to an SCA emergency. AEDs are capable of guiding any rescuer to give: 1) cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and 2) heart-rhythm correcting, life-saving shock(s) to victims, wherever they may …
AED program management helps you keep track of all the requirements for owning an AED in your state. Maintaining and managing your AED properly ensures you will be covered by your state’s Good Samaritan laws.
During a segment on the Today show, Dr. Oz explains to Matt Lauer the importance and simplicity of hands-only CPR and automated external defibrillator (AED) use – and why AEDs should be as ubiquitous as fire extinguishers.
AEDs have been around for more than 20 years now. Many older AEDs are still in service and capable of saving lives.
If it seems like every AED uses a different battery, that’s because they do. Each manufacturer, with the exception of one, has a unique patented battery for use in their machines, designed to optimize the performance of their device.
A robust, well-planned AED program should begin with an effective site assessment. Use the following guide in conjunction with our form to ensure all details are addressed. Use the guide in conjunction with our form to ensure all details are addressed. Contact Information General Business Information High Risk Areas Nearby Public Safety Services Business Emergency Response Protocols Existing Safety Standards AED Placement Guide Summarizing Needs & Building a Budget Site Assessment Form If you still have questions, our customer care representatives can help! They are AED experts who go through extensive training every few months and pride themselves on knowing …
It is important to be sure the electrode pads stored with your AED have not exceeded their expiration date.
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Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are simple and easy to use. Learn how to use an AED on adults and children with this detailed step-by-step guide.
Recognizing the difference between a heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest is crucial to understanding how to prevent and treat each.
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Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) survivors understand the preciousness of life – that one moment you can feel perfectly fine and the next wake up in the ICU a few days (or weeks!) later…
Every year the American Heart Association estimates approximately 6,000 youths under the age of 18 go into sudden cardiac arrest.
Wonderful and heroic first responders across the world are trained to act quickly upon arriving at a scene, making immediate life-and-death decisions almost as if their skills were instinctually bestowed upon them.