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What is an AED? PDF Print E-mail
All about AED
Sunday, 22 August 2010 09:01

AED is a safe and simple device!

AED, automated external defibrillator or automatic external defibrillator is a portable electronic device capable of detecting human cardiac arrest. By triggering the electrical current it can restart the heart and save a person's life.

An AED consists of housing with a battery and two adhesive pads (electrodes) connected to the housing. Depending on the model, there are up to two buttons on the housing (one for turning the AED on and one for triggering the electrical current), a speaker through which the AED gives verbal instructions and a screen where written instructions are displayed.

Its use is safe and simple, so every person can use it.

Of course the device cannot save lives on its own, but it is an extremely welcome addition to CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation, consisting of chest compressions and artificial respiration). With the use of an AED, you can do as much as a whole rescue team, which only arrives later. You can save lives.


- AED is a perfectly safe device, which anyone can use!

- The use of an AED without CPR is inefficient!



Different models of AEDs: the look is different, but their usage and purpose are the same.