Automated External Defibrillators (AED)

A casualty who has suffered cardiac arrest has the best chance of revival and recovery if defibrillation is performed as soon as possible. If a casualty is unconscious and has no pulse, an AED can “reset” a heart. A trained rescuer turns on the AED, and is guided through the process of connecting adhesive electrodes to the chest of the casualty. The defibrillator then analyzes the heart rhythm. If it detects VT (ventricular tachycardia – heart’s ventricles are contracting too fast) or VF (ventricular fibrillation – an irregular rhythm causing quivering of the heart muscle), the AED delivers an electric shock. The shock briefly stops all electrical activity in the heart and allows it to become “re-programmed”.

It is becoming more and more commonplace to see AED’s in everyday life.

Public Spaces such as shopping malls, fitness facilities, arenas and other spot venues, schools, places of worship, etc.

Workplaces such as dental and medical offices, office towers, manufacturing facilities, construction projects and sometimes in work vehicles…

At Home or at the cottage, etc.

There are several AED manufacturers in the market.  For recommendations on how to choose an AED for a specific application and where to purchase a device and replacement supplies, please contact us.