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What Is An AED

What Is An AED

An Automated External Defibrillator or AED is a portable electronic device that can be used in event of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). These devices are designed for lay users. They use computer chips to analyze the hearts rhythm. If the AED detects a  life threatening cardiac arrhythmia such as ventricular fibrillation (VF) and ventricular tachycardia (VT) then it will proceed to provide rapid treatment thru defibrillation (shock).


AEDs do not require critical care expertise or medical training to operate. AEDs are designed to be easy to use. Users simply following voice, lights or text prompts to guide you through the use of the AED. Though each AED is different; some have multiple buttons to push, pads that are site-specific and some have many more steps than others.

In mock cardiac arrest drills, it was determined that untrained sixth grade children could use AED’s without difficulty – proving that virtually anyone even with minimal training can save a life.

It's that easy!

Why Start An AED Program

One person every two minutes will die in the US from Sudden Cardiac Arrest. If defibrillation can be performed within the first 1-3 minutes, there is a 70-80 percent chance of survival.


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