What is an AED?

AED Defibrillator Quick Facts

AEDs are Automated External Defibrillators and they are designed for public use, in other words you can save a life with one.

Here’s a task for you that could add to your awareness of where public defibrillators are and aren’t, and just maybe this could contribute to a life being saved.  Simply look around when you go through your day-to-day life, are there AEDs in your gym or health club?  What about your workplace?  What about your church?  Your kid’s sports or activities? Your local grocery store?  Is there an AED at your coffee shop or favorite restaurant?

Here are some interesting facts that you should know:

AEDs are not expensive: the average cost is down to about $1500 and a decade ago the cost was sometimes double that.  A small price to protect lives, right?

Defibrillators are safe:  they utilize wonderful technology and their algorithms determine if a shock is needed by analyzing the victim’s heart rhythm.

Automated External Defibrillators are designed to be easy:  they use voice prompts to tell you what to do in a step-by-step approach.  Often they have visual prompts which complement the voice by showing you what to do.

AED laws are on your side:  State Good Samaritan Laws protect responders and their organizations when they use an AED and deliver CPR.  Also the AED manufacturers have indemnification policies which protect you in the very remote chance the defibrillator fails.

We hope you found these quick facts useful.  AED One-Stop Shop has gaining popularity because we aim to deliver world-class customer service.  We help our clients who are considering investing in these life-saving devices, but they many times don’t know how to go about choosing the AED type and how to accomplish employee training.  Contact AED One-Stop Shop to discuss your needs or go to purchaseAEDs.com if you prefer to shop online and buy AED defibrillators and or accessories that way.

 

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