Who can use an AED?
Operating an AED doesn't require professional emergency worker training. Anyone, including laypersons, can use the device. The AED guides the user through the resuscitation process with audio and visual prompts.
Using an AED as an aid to resuscitation
Even if you have no prior experience with an AED or CPR, you can still use it to help save a life. When a victim is experiencing ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation, it is better to use an AED and act than to do nothing. The device will guide you through the steps you need to take. However, a basic understanding of using an AED and CPR is essential to improve survival rates. Research indicates that a victim's chances of survival increase significantly when CPR begins within six minutes. The survival rate is 70% when CPR begins within this timeframe, but this rate decreases by 10% for every minute of delay.
Therefore, it's not about whether you are a professional but how quickly you act.
AEDs for non-professionals and professionals
There are different brands and models of AEDs, each with distinctive appearances and internal mechanisms. Some AEDs come with ECG displays that professionals can use. Browse our complete selection of AEDs.