Category Archives: AED Defibrillator on College Campus

AED Types for Corporations, Schools and Government

Automated External Defibrillators are life-saving medical devices designed to be so simple and intuitive that anyone can use one to save a life.  Sudden Cardiac Arrest is different from a typical heart attack, the victim drops, loses consciousness and almost certainly dies minutes later.  SCA is caused by an electrical misfire in the heart which causes the heart to have an abnormal rhythm in which the heart is unable to pump blood to the organs.  Cardiac Arrest deaths occur to men and women, young and old and even school-aged children.

The use of an AED or public defibrillator is the only way to revive a victim of Cardiac Arrest and CPR can help to distribute blood and oxygen.  Fortunately, the availability of AEDs in workplaces in communities is improving quickly as organizations invest in these life-saving devices.  If your company, city, county, department, church, school district, non-profit, or college doesn’t have AEDs this should be addressed immediately.  AEDs are affordable (typically $1200 to $1800) and they are incredibly easy-to-use as they even coach the responder through CPR.

AED One-Stop Shop offers the top AED types in the industry:

  • LIFEPAK AEDs are made by Physio-Control who was recently purchased by Stryker. The LIFEPAK Automated External Defibrillators are known for being fast to use and the popular CR-Plus and Express models have a pull handle which quickly unseal the electrode pouch.  LIFEPAK AEDs deliver up to 360j of energy for tough to defibrillate patients
  • HeartSine Samaritan PAD AEDs are very affordable and their technology is geared to the lay responder with straightforward prompts and a very slim and compact design. The new Samaritan 360P PAD can deliver a shock “automatically” without the responder having to push a shock button.
  • Cardiac Science Powerheart AEDs are packed with wonderful technology in particular their reliability features. An AED is no good if it doesn’t work in an emergency situation and the Powerheart devices do a vigorous test of hardware, software and key components each morning to ensure the AED will work when needed.  Their new Powerheart G5 AED can toggle between English & Spanish languages.
  • Defibtech Lifeline AEDs are a popular choice for corporations looking to make their workplaces safer. The Lifeline AEDs are affordable to purchase and maintain.  Their new generation Defibtech VIEW AED has a wonderful color video screen which enhances simplicity by showing you how to save a life and perform CPR.
  • ZOLL AED Plus devices are rich with great features that make them a top choice for workplaces and communities. Perhaps their best feature is their ability to help a responder through the daunting task of CPR with real time feedback which tells the rescuer to “push harder” or speed or slow their compressions.
  • Philips HeartStart AEDs are distinguished by their red carrying cases and easy-to-operate life-saving devices. HeartStart AEDs are simple to power on and the prompts change and adapt to speed for a skilled rescuer and slow for someone who’s not.  Philips AEDs are commonplace in airports and many public settings.

So which AED type is right for your organization?  By far the best tool in the industry for selecting the best AED type was cleverly created by AED One-Stop Shop, it’s called the Online AED Buyer’s Guide.  The National Multi-Brand AED provider uses a consultative style and this quick 12 question survey will help them chose the perfect AED type.  Beyond the AED selection, AED One-Stop Shop has cabinets, signage, onsite CPR training and everything needed for readiness and compliance with State AED Laws.  Call AED One-Stop Shop today at 855-677-2337 or email us at

AEDs on College & University Campuses

As an industry leader for Public Defibrillators or Automated External Defibrillators our company has built relationships with numerous Colleges and Universities to help them to protect lives.  Our professional experience in this sector has been most interesting as we’ve seen a wide range of approaches and philosophies to campus AED programs.  We’ve worked with some that have hundreds of life-protecting defibrillators and coverage across practically all departments.  We’ve worked with others who are light years behind and lack proactive thinking and a culture for safety.

There are several different departments who might lead the charge for public defibrillation programs to include:  environmental health & safety, athletics, risk management, nursing, campus police, emergency management, fire departments and more.  Part of the problem is that internal communication between departments is not always functional and often times an assumption is made that another department must be responsible for such programs.  AED One-Stop Shop utilizes a consultative approach and we’ve often worked with numerous departments to execute an AED deployment.  One best practice is to incorporate a team or task force to research the AED types, brands, and models and report back on their findings.

Placement of AEDs on a campus should include classroom facilities, auditoriums, dorms, fraternity and sorority houses, athletic facilities and of course stadiums.  AEDs should be placed strategically to yield 3-minute response times from anywhere one could drop to cardiac arrest.  The Automated External Defibrillators should typically be placed in alarmed cabinets with clear signage.

AED One-Stop Shop stands out in a surprisingly crowded marketplace as we are true public defibrillation specialists.  We carry the leading brands and altogether almost 30 different model types including semi-automatic versions with shock button and automatic devices which can deliver therapy without even having to push a button.  Email for more information or call 855-677-2337 to speak with a consultant.  We applaud secondary education institutions who’ve invested in AED devices, CPR training and AED Program Management and are willing to professionally assess any program for readiness.