The AED Buyer’s Guide from AED One-Stop Shop

AED Buyers Guide

Do you know about AEDs?  Are you aware that you are at a significant risk of losing a life without one?

Millions of organizations like corporations, school districts, universities, government entities have chosen to make the conscientious decision to protect human life with public defibrillators or AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators.)  Still millions of organizations have not yet included AEDs and CPR training into their safety protocols leaving their employees, customers and visitors at risk to the Nation’s biggest killer, Sudden Cardiac Arrest death.

AEDs are safe to use since they analyze heart rhythms and only deliver a shock to someone who needs one.  AEDs are easy-to-use as they have voice and visual prompts which guide the rescuer as to how to save a life and even how to do CPR.  AEDs are designed to be simple and straightforward whether the rescuer is a professional like an EMT, nurse or police officer or an ordinary person or lay-rescuer.  Today’s CPR curriculum features instruction on AEDs so an individual or organization can be trained on how to do CPR, use the AED and perform general first aid.  Use of AEDs are also included in State Good Samaritan Laws which limits or eliminates legal risk for having and using public defibrillators.

What type of AED should you buy?  Do you purchase the cheapest one or the most expensive one?  At AED One-Stop Shop we believe the initial price of the AED and the cost of ownership of the replacement pads and batteries are only one of the criteria an AED buyer should consider.  So what else should you be considering?  Here’s our 12 items of recommended consideration:

  1. Price and Initial Cost
  2. CPR Prompts
  3. Cost of Ownership
  4. Ease-of-Use & Usability
  5. Visual Prompts
  6. Fully-Automatic vs. Semi-Auto Shock Delivery
  7. Size, Shape & Weight
  8. Ruggedness & Durability
  9. Water & Dust Resiliency
  10. Reliability & Warranty
  11. Defibrillation Technology
  12. Advance ECG Functionality


From these 12 criteria an AED expert at AED One-Stop Shop can determine the ideal AED device type for your consideration.  It’s our belief that having the right AED type for your workplace, community or public setting can play a significant role in saving a life.  Please see our AED Buyer’s Guide here and simply answer the questions, scan your copy and email it to to get a professional recommendation.  You may also enjoy our ecommerce site which is a very easy-to-navigate site which helps you select and buy the right AED for your home or place of work.