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AED Usage: Statistics
Automated external defibrillator (AED) use can make the difference between life and death.
According to the American Heart Association (AHA) and European Resuscitation Council (ERC), a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) victim requires defibrillation to stop ventricular fibrillation (VF), an often-fatal heart condition. In fact, the only known treatment for sudden cardiac arrest is a shock from a defibrillator, administered as quickly as possible.
The defibrillation shock can originate from a manual defibrillator (administered by a medical professional trained in Advanced Life Support) or from an automated external defibrillator (administered by a trained bystander YOU).
It’s estimated that more than 95 percent of cardiac arrest victims die before reaching the hospital.1
A victim’s chances of survival are reduced by 7 to 10 percent with every minute that passes without CPR and defibrillation. Few attempts at resuscitation succeed after 10 minutes.1
The sooner the defibrillation shock the better because each minute the brain goes without oxygen diminishes the likelihood the victim will return to a “normal life” – even if resuscitation does occur within 10 minutes.
Because time is precious in an SCA emergency, an automated external defibrillator is critical. A typical community without readily accessible defibrillation is challenged to meet the deadline.
- The average call-to-shock time for a “typical community” is 9 minutes.
- Median response time is 6.6 minutes for emergency medical services in mid-sized urban communities.
- In cities, rush hour traffic or crowded elevators in high-rise buildings further delay emergency response.
1 “Cardiac Arrest,” from the American Heart Association Web site,
2 Mosesso VN Jr, Davis EA, Auble TE, Paris PM, Yealy DM. Use of automated external defibrillators by police officers for treatment of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Ann Emerg Med. 1998;32:200-207.
3 Braun O, McCallion R, Fazackerley J. Characteristics of midsized urban EMS systems. Ann Emerg Med 1990 May;19(5):536-46.
4 Lombardi G, Gallagher J, Gennis P. Outcome of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in New York City: the pre-hospital arrest survival evaluation study. JAMA. 1994;271:678-683
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FEATURES COMMON TO ALL AEDS
The five key features of all AEDs:
- All AEDs Work– All new AEDs in the U.S market are FDA approved.
- All AEDs need to be turned on – Like any electronic device An AED needs to be turned “ON”
- All AEDs are Easy to Use– All AEDs use visual and voice prompts to easily guide you through a rescue, they have batteries, Pads and shock with a Biphasic Waveform now the industry standard.
- All New AEDs Perform Electronic Self-Tests – They test their own circuitry and batteries regularly. The AED lets you know if it’s ready to-use with a visual and/or audible indicator.
- Anyone can learn how to use an AED- the only known treatment for sudden cardiac arrest is a shock from a defibrillator, administered as quickly as possible. You can do it!
DISTINCTIVE FEATURES OF AED MODELS
A review of the few options that will determine the AED which best suits your needs.
Battery Life, Environmental Concerns, Down Streams Costs, Full automatic, visual instructions, Resuscitation guidance, Battery capacity, Energy level, Warranty AED (Year), Warranty battery (Year)
- Cardiac Science
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- HeartSine Technologies
- Philips Healthcare
- Physio-Control, Inc
- ZOLL Medical Corporation
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