AED SALES AND INFORMATION
What is an AED?
An AED, or automated external defibrillator, is used to help those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. It's a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use, medical device that can analyze the heart's rhythm and, if necessary, deliver an electrical shock, or defibrillation, to help the heart re-establish an effective rhythm.
Why learn how to use an AED?
Sudden cardiac arrest is among the leading causes of death in the United States. In fact, more than 310,000 people will suffer a cardiac arrest this year. Currently, the only way to restore a regular heart rhythm during cardiac arrest is to use an AED.
However, because the average response time for first responders once 911 is called is 5-10 minutes, and for each minute defibrillation is delayed, the chances of survival are reduced by approximately 12%, having access to and AED and knowing how to use one, is IMPORTANT.