What to Consider When Buying an AED

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Buying an AED can be lifesaving but choosing the right one can be challenging. There are several factors that need to be taken into account when purchasing the right AED, such as design, durability, and longevity. You will want to choose one that is easy to use as well as consider how often its pad or batteries will last. At AED One-Stop Shop, we offer a variety of products with different advantages that will fit the needs of you and your business.

Why Buy an AED

AEDs are used to deliver an electric shock that restores an irregular heartbeat back to normal. Sudden cardiac arrest can happen unexpectedly, especially in busy places with lots of people. When bystanders provide CPR and use an AED before paramedics arrive, it improves the chances of survival. They are easy to use, as they provide verbal instructions so that even someone who has never used one before can operate it successfully.

Features to Consider

All AEDs are made easy for everyone to use, but some AEDs have different features that you may or may not need. A more high-tech AED may have additional features that are useful for a medical responder but won’t be used by the average person. If you are looking for an AED that will be used by medical professionals, Stryker’s LIFEPAK AED products have features that are helpful for EMS agencies and hospitals. However, if you are looking to get an AED for your company, consider getting one that has helpful features for the intended user. For example, our ZOLL AED 3 gives instructions not only on how to use the AED but on how to provide CPR as well.

Once you decide on an AED to buy, consider what accessories they need and what type of maintenance will be required. Some AEDs are less expensive but might need more frequent maintenance by replacing the batteries or pads. Proper maintenance of your AED is crucial in ensuring that it is ready to be used at all times.

Buying an AED can be difficult with many different factors to consider, but our professional team at AED One-Stop Shop can help you find the right choice for your needs! Fill out our buyer’s guide and one of our team members will review it and make the best recommendation for your needs. Browse our available products and feel free to reach out to us at 1-855-677-2337 if you have any questions about buying any of our AEDs!