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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 for City Government

Some Cities in the United States have wonderful AED programs in which their employees, residents and visitors are excellently protected from risk of sudden cardiac arrest death.  Meanwhile other Cities lack Automated External Defibrillators altogether.  Why such a contrast between the best, the worst, and those in the middle?

  1. Blurry responsibility: Should such a duty fall on the City Manager, Human Resources, Risk Management, Safety, Emergency Manager, Fire Chief, Fire Marshal, Police Chief, Mayor or other?  This is a major challenge and furthermore some City Department heads will buy AEDs while others do not.
  2. Lack of proactive thinking: Some City officials might be aware about the trend for AED placement but they don’t act because they haven’t seen sudden death happen.  With stunning stats showing that about a thousand Americans lose their lives to cardiac arrest each day they should become prepared for this inevitability.
  3. Lack of understanding: Some leaders fail to understand that AEDs are designed for public use, instead they assume these devices are only for medical professionals.  If every City official realized that AEDs are safe to use, simple to operate, and reliable too there would be much more adoption and many more lives saved.

A good public defibrillator program should include AEDs in the following locations:  city hall, convention center, swimming pool, libraries, golf courses, parks, activity centers, police station, police patrol vehicles, fire trucks, and strategically placed within each city department.

AED One-Stop Shop loves helping smaller communities become equipped.  We educate our customers about the legal ramifications of having these life-saving devices and also of neglecting to invest in them.  We guide them as to the laws, best practices from other communities, what type of AEDs are best suited to each application.  AED One-Stop Shop takes this topic seriously and with the highest of integrity we customize solutions for each particular need.  Here’s how to reach us AED One-Stop Shop and here’s link to very useful buying guide.  Complete the short AEDs and fill out the contact portion and we’ll discuss the right AED type for you and we’ll get it you for the right price.