AED stands for Automated External Defibrillator This portable device gives an electric shock to the heart, allowing the heart to return to a normal heart rhythm.
What is cardiac arrest?
Cardiac arrest is usually a result of cardiac arrhythmias in which the pumping function of the heart stops, so that blood no longer circulates. The term can be confusing, as the heart does not always actually stop beating but vibrates or fibrillates very chaotically. As a result, the muscles, organs and brain no longer receive oxygen, which can have serious consequences.
An AED significantly increases the chance of survival
The sooner CPR (cardiac massage and artificial respiration) and defibrillation are applied, the greater the chance of survival.
The AED device must be turned on by pressing a button or opening the lid to activate the spoken and/or visual instructions.
After two self-adhesive electrodes are adhered to the victim's bare chest, the AED begins an analysis of the heart rhythm. When heart activity is detected, the shock is administered automatically or manually (depending on the type and brand of AED) if necessary. The goal is to stop the fibrillation so the heart can resume its normal rhythm (this is called defibrillation).
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When buying a defibrillator, pay attention to the following points: - Where will the AED be placed? Indoors, outdoors, in a company or public area? - Does the device have CPR feedback? - Can the AED be picked up and brought to the victim within 6 minutes? - Which specifications are important? - Will the AED be placed in a humid or dusty room? - Will the AED be used in a room with a lot of noise? - Should the AED be monolingual or multilingual
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