AED Buyer’s Guide Questionnaire

Please select the answer (choices A-D) for each of the 12 statements below which best describes your thoughts and attitude towards that particular AED feature. Once complete, fill out contact information at the bottom of the questionnaire and submit or contact us at 855-OSS-AEDS or email Sales@AEDOneStopShop.com where a professional will review your answers and make a professional recommendation that fits your specific needs.

Icons Graphical Dollar rev b1. Price and Initial Cost: As with many items one buys, you get what you pay for. Typically the higher the price of an AED the better the reputation and the better the AED features.

Icons Graphical CPR rev b2. CPR Prompts: CPR is an integral part of a rescue and AEDs provide prompts which may include a CPR metronome or even more prompting.

Icons Graphical PADS rev b3. Cost of Ownership: Beyond the initial investment in the AEDs, the purchase of batteries, pads and maintenance of the AED program need to be considered.

Icons Graphical Voice rev b4. Ease-of-Use and Usability: Public Defibrillators are designed with simplicity in mind, but usability studies suggest that some brands/models are more straightforward and thus quicker to operate and deliver a shock.

Icons Graphical Visual rev b5. Visual Prompts: All AEDs feature voice prompts but some provide better visual indicators and prompts than others such as diagrams, flashing lights, LCD screens, or text screens.

Icons Graphical Shock Button rev b6. Fully-Automatic vs. Semi-Automatic Shock Delivery: Fully-Automatic (delivers a shock without pushing a button) verses Semi-Automatic devices (require the pushing of a shock button).

Icons Graphical Defib rev b7. Size, Shape and Weight: AEDs are sometimes stored in wall cabinets but other times are needed to be light and compact for better portability.

Icons Graphical Plane rev b8. Ruggedness and Durability: Some applications, such as a first responder, might require more ruggedness out of the AED to withstand drops and rougher conditions.

Icons Graphical Rain rev b9. Water and Dust Resiliency: An IP rating or an Ingress Protection Marking rates the level of protection to a wet or dusty environment.

Icons Graphical Sheild rev b10. Reliability and Warranty: All AEDs do self-tests of components but some do more extensive and frequent testing. Also contributing to reliability is warranty which range from 5 – 10 years.

Icons Graphical BiPhasic rev b11. Defibrillation Technology: An AED’s primary purpose is to deliver life-saving defibrillation therapy to a Sudden Cardiac Arrest victim. Each brand does so in a different manner.

Icons Graphical ECG rev b12. Advanced ECG Functionality: Some AEDs have the capability to show the patient’s ECG rhythm which is an important feature for a medical professional or professional rescuer.

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Message

We look forward to working with you!