Why Get a Home Defibrillator

How to use an AED

Having an AED at home can greatly improve your chances of survival if you suffer from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). During SCA, the heart stops pumping blood and immediate medical intervention, whether it be a shock from an AED or CPR from a bystander, can save your life. Fortunately, these attacks are treatable with an electric shock from an AED and quick intervention can make all the difference in the outcome. AED One-Stop Shop offers a variety of home defibrillators that are easy to use and can help you save a life. Learn more about the benefits of having an AED at home.

Cardiac arrest is a major cause of death in the US and if it’s not treated, victims will lose consciousness in less than 10 seconds and can die from a lack of oxygen to the brain. The only way to revive someone with SCA is to use an AED, which can restart the heart’s rhythm in about a minute. If you are at risk of cardiac arrest, AED can assist with providing immediate medical intervention before emergency services arrive. The first step is calling 911, but it’s just as important to have a defibrillator at home so that you can give an initial shock quickly.

The best AEDs are simple to use and offer clear CPR instructions. For example, the Philips HeartStart OnSite Defibrillator is approved for personal use without a prescription and is designed specifically with ease of use in mind. It’s a lightweight device that provides step-by-step voice instructions and automatic CPR coaching features. The device is also equipped with SMART Pads that recognize when they’re placed on the victim and adapt the AED’s instruction accordingly. This ensures that you won’t administer a shock if it isn’t necessary and that the AED will deliver a shock as soon as the patented Quick Shock algorithm determines that one is needed.

If you are looking for a home defibrillator, AED One-Stop Shop’s experts can answer any questions you may have about choosing the right one for your needs. Take a look at our Buyer’s Guide for additional help or contact us today to start your order.