Aren’t All AEDs The Same?

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There are six major brands of Automated External Defibrillators approved by the FDA to be supplied to workplaces and communities in the United States.  There’s a fairly common misperception that they’re all the same.  The commonalities of the AEDs are as follows:

  • All AEDs are safe, they deliver a shock only when the ECG analysis determines that it is needed
  • All AEDs have voice prompts which tell the responder what to do to revive the victim
  • All AEDs deliver a biphasic shock to the victim which has been proven to be effective in stopping the heart’s arrhythmia in hopes it might resume normal heart function

That’s about where the similarities end.  AEDs vary dramatically in their size, weight, color, features, battery type, electrode pad type, their ease-of-use features, their visual prompts, the energy they deliver, how they’re turned on, whether they have a shock button, whether they coach for CPR and there are many more differentiators.

AED One-Stop Shop is the National AED Supplier focused upon making workplace, schools, and communities safer.  AED One-Stop Shop has all the answers as to which life-saving public defibrillator is most suitable for various organizations.  We use a quite unique consultative model and tools such as the AED Buyer’s Guide to help our customers to truly determine which AEDs best suit their need.  This decision is much more than the cheapest initial price tag and much more than looking at the ongoing cost of replacement batteries and pads.  In World which so commonly has consumers buying things online we still highly encourage a conversation to discuss this safety initiative because after all there are human lives on the line.  The decision of which AED to buy could actually mean that one day your friend, colleague, spouse, stranger, teacher, or student could be saved and given another chance at life.  Most AED company websites are confusing, they are crowded with products and customers find themselves price shopping.  AED One-Stop Shop is different, there are no prices, no special offers, no shopping carts but rather rich information and a friendly professional waiting to speak with you when you call 855-677-2337.  Call us today, whether your question is about product features, pricing, liability, CPR training or compliance with laws in your State.  Can’t talk at this moment?  Then email us at and we’ll be prompt, professional and informative with our reply.