Automated External Defibrillator: What is it?

What is an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)?

An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses life-threatening irregular heart rhythms when someone has Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). They are able to stop an irregular heart beat and let it resume back into a normal heart rhythm. AEDs are designed for the public and trained BLS first responders.



How does an AED work?


An AED features a simple, step-by-step instructions with voice coaching, text prompts, illustrations, video instructions or a combination of these factors to make a stressful situation of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) less challenging and more manageable and controlled for laypersons assisting victims of SCA. An Automated External Defibrillator is a medical device made for everyone and are easy to use: from the president of a company up to the gardener. An AED automatically detects life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias of ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia in a patient. It is able to treat Cardiac Arrest victims through defibrillation (shocking of the heart). The application of electrical therapy which stops the arrhythmia, allowing the heart to re-establish and go back into effective regular heart rhythm.



Where do I place an AED?


In the last few years in the Philippines, AEDs have become more common and can be found in large public areas, such as corporate buildings, offices, factories, schools, hotels, shopping malls, airports and even homes throughout the Philippines.There they are typically found on almost every corner of the streets and thus saves many lives. In other continents of the world often AED placement are mandated by law.



How do I use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)?


With simple audio and visual commands, an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is designed to be simple to use for the person using it. They are set up in a way that everybody can use it. But the use of AEDs is also taught in many first aid classes throughout the Philippines, as well in Basic Life Support (BLS) and 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.

According to the Philippine Heart Association (PHA) thousands of people suffer Sudden Cardiac Arrest outside a hospital environment. Only 3% survives it at this moment. By following a First Aid or BLS class where they teach you how to do CPR and how to use an AED, we can make these survival rates much better.

If you want to know where you can do a CPR and AED class, First Aid or Basic Life Support class, contact us and we will endorse you to the right entities.

Did you make up your mind yet and are you able to make your company or property more Heart Safe? Then check our AED products on our website. Or you can contact us through our contact page, send us an e-mail or call us at: +63 (0)2-7585 4765 and +63 (0) 917 8098588.

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