AED Strengthens the Chain of Survival
AEDs are safe, easy to use and effective. For these reasons AEDs are now being placed on airplanes, in public buildings and in many worksites. Many police vehicles carry AEDs, because they are often the first professionals to arrive at critically and potentially life saving events. With so many trained rescuers and many AEDs available in a community, defibrillation is more likely to be provided within minutes of a cardiac arrest.
AED Saves Lives
AEDs can restore a normal heart rhythm in victims of sudden cardiac arrest. Portable AEDs enable more people to respond to a medical emergency requiring defibrillation. When a person suffers a sudden cardiac arrest, their chance of survival decreases by 7 to 10 percent for each minute that passes without defibrillation. AEDs save lives!
- How an AED Analyzes the Heart Rhythm
- Operating an AED
- Placement of the AED
- Attaching the AED
- Connecting the AED
- After Defibrillation
- Special Conditions that Affect the Use of the AED
- Children and Infants
- Pacemaker or Implanted Defibrillator
- Medication Patches
- Is the AED Safe to Use?
- Can AEDs Make Mistakes?
- Why Do You Stop CPR When Analyzing?
- Additional Steps to Using an AED