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What Are AED’s

aedAED’s (automated external defibrillators) are life-saving devices that can be used in a home or business.

An automated external defibrillator (AED) can be the difference between life and death. An AED is a portable device that checks the rhythm of the heart and can send an electronic shock to the heart in an attempt to restore a normal heart rhythm.

This is why AED’s are used to treat sudden cardiac arrest. This is a condition where the heart suddenly stops beating. When this happens, blood stops flowing to the brain and other vital organs. Time is of the essence to save the person’s life. Sudden cardiac arrest is often fatal if it is not treated within minutes. Using an AED on a person in sudden cardiac arrest can save that person’s life.

Automated external defibrillators are lightweight, battery-powered portable devices that are easy to use. Each AED unit comes with instructions and the unit will deliver voice prompts to let the operator know how and when to send a shock to the heart.

It’s always a good idea to take a CPR course and learn how to use an AED. However, it’s still possible for an untrained person to use an AED to save a person’s life. It’s also critical that someone call 911, even when an AED is used.

Police and ambulance crews now carry AED’s. These devices are also commonly available in many public places such as schools, health clubs, office buildings, sports arenas, casinos, golf courses, cruise ships, airports and airplanes.

AED’s can also be placed in private homes.

If you are in Connecticut and want to learn more about AED’s, contact Life Safety Service & Supply. We are an authorized dealer of Defibtech AED’s. We offer training in CPR and AED use. Our technician has American Heart Association certification and is a trained instructor in CPR.

Life Safety Service & Supply also handles all warranty and repair services.