If you're like most people, you probably have at least one AED in your home and one in your workplace. And if you're anything like me, you never really think about how useful they are until something happens and you need them.
AEDs are simple tools that can save someone's life. If someone has a heart attack, an AED can provide immediate CPR and help to restart a stopped heart. If someone is having a seizure, an AED can provide emergency electrical stimulation to prevent a fatal outcome.
In the workplace, an AED can provide CPR and first aid for someone who has had a heart attack or seizure. It's also important to know that an AED can be used to summon emergency medical services if needed. So whether you have one in your home or workplace, make sure to learn how to use it if the time comes.
You can opt for AED training online at various online sources.
The Many Types of AEDs
The American Heart Association (AHA) estimates that over 1.5 million cardiac arrests occur in the US each year, and that without an AED, nearly one-third of these victims would not survive. That's why it's so important for everyone to know about the many types of AEDs available, and how to use them if someone falls victim to a cardiac arrest.
There are three types of AEDs: automatic external defibrillators (AEDs), manual external defibrillators (MEDs), and pediatric automated external defibrillators (PADs). All three types have different features that make them better suited for different situations.