AED Basics

Tips for using AEDs


Automated electronic defibrillators are useful first aid gadgets. As the name implies, these health care supplies use automated working mechanisms. They are advancements from earlier manual defibrillators. The primary role of an AED is to prevent a patient from going into cardiac arrest. Some advanced models come with air bags to help patients who are suffering from airway problems. In ... Read More »

Understanding the Basics of AED for Lay Responders (Part 1 of 2)

Learning CPR and AED on Manikin

This is the first part of a two-part piece. Here we will learn the basic theories behind AED and how it can help increase the survival rates of victims of sudden cardiac arrest. What is an AED? AED or Automated External Defibrillator is a portable device that is used in the emergency management of sudden cardiac arrest. Basically, it is ... Read More »