What is an automated external defibrillator (AED)?

June 23, 2016 - AED

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An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses the life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias of ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia in a patient, and is able to treat them through defibrillation, the application of electrical therapy which stops the arrhythmia, allowing the heart to reestablish an effective rhythm.

According to Philippine Heart Association (PHA) in Philippines alone thousands of people have cardiac arrest every year, and only 4-6% survives from cardiac arrest as most bystanders don’t know how to do CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) or how to use an AED.

Where are AEDs found?

In the last decade, AEDs have become more and more seen in large public areas, such as corporate office buildings, villages, schools, shopping malls and airports throughout USA and other continents of the world. There they are typically found on almost every corner of the streets and thus saves many lives.

“It is an important step forward in saving victims of sudden cardiac arrest,” says former President and CEO of ZOLL Medical Corporation. ZOLL recognized the serious need to support proper training and access to simple, user-friendly AED’s in places where we live, work and gather and where immediate medical care is not always readily available.

The ZOLL AED Plus, designed specifically for the first responder and public access market. This first-of-its-kind AED features a combination of simple, step-by-step illustrations and audio coaching, to make a stressful and challenging medical crisis a more manageable and controlled rescue for laypersons assisting victims of sudden cardiac arrest.

How to use an automated external defibrillator?

With simple audio and visual commands, automated external defibrillator are designed to be simple to use for the person using it, and the use of AEDs is taught in many first aid throughout the world, certified first responders, and basic life support (BLS) level cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) classes. 

In our video down below you can see how to use our product and how to help somebody with sudden cardiac arrest.

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