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Just so, where can you purchase an AED?

Obtain an MD prescription AEDs are manufactured and sold under guidelines approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Most AED vendors will provide the prescription with your purchase. Otherwise contact your medical director for a prescription.

Secondly, which AED defibrillator is best? The highest IP rated AED's are the Philips FRx, Defibech Lifeline, Defibtech View, ZOLL AED Plus, Heartsine Samaritan and for the Pro AED's they are the Physio-Control LIFEPAK 1000, Philips FR3 and ZOLL AED Pro units.

In this regard, how much does it cost to buy an AED?

The price of an AED varies by make and model. Most AEDs cost between $1,500–$2,000.

What is the best AED for home use?

Top Home AED #1: Philips HeartStart OnSite The Philips HeartStart OnSite AED is one of the best home AED models available. It is one of the easiest portable defibrillators to use, and the 8-year manufacturer's warranty makes it an excellent investment.

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How can I get a free AED?

AED Grants. Fill out the grant application form to the right to have someone from Cardiac Life™ contact you regarding your Automated External Defibrillator (AED) grant search. Seek funding/grants for the purchase of an AED occasionally made available through: Local Government.

Does an AED required maintenance?

AEDs Require Maintenance
It's designed to allow bystanders to respond to a cardiac emergency. While easy to use, AEDs contain parts that may need occasional service. It's important that you designate someone to conduct routine maintenance checks on any AEDs within your ministry.

Should you buy an AED?

An AED may save your life during cardiac arrest. Weigh the pros and cons to see if you should get one. It can be done at home if you have an automated external defibrillator (AED), a lightweight, portable device available without a prescription. If you have severe heart disease, you're at risk of sudden cardiac arrest.

How many lives are saved by AED?

More than 30,000 lives have been saved through National Safety Council CPR and AED training.

How long is an AED good for?

The AED pads and batteries are usually good for 2-5 years, depending on the AED brand. Please write the expiration dates on a check card and keep it with the AED. Expired pads and batteries are the number one reason an AED may not work properly during an emergency.

Can I buy an AED for home?

Currently, the only AED approved by the FDA for home use is the Philips HeartStart OnSite Defibrillator. The Philips HeartStart OnSite AED is the only defibrillator on the market that's available without a physician's prescription.

When should an AED be used?

The device is used to help people having sudden cardiac arrest. Sticky pads with sensors, called electrodes, are attached to the chest of someone who is having cardiac arrest. The electrodes send information about the person's heart rhythm to a computer in the AED.

How do you do an AED?

How To Use an AED:
  1. First, power on the AED. An AED can be used on an adult, child, or infant.
  2. Second, apply the AED pads. Expose the chest and wipe it dry of any moisture.
  3. Third, clear the victim and shock.
  4. Child victim: Use an AED with pediatric pads or equipment.
  5. Infant victim: It's best to use a manual defibrillator.

Does insurance pay for AED?

In most cases, health insurance does not cover the cost of an AED, much like they do not cover the cost of a first aid kit, even though the two are health-related. There are rare cases in which insurance companies have helped cover a portion of the cost, but it is not common.

Can you use an AED without training?

CPR along with AEDs can dramatically increase survival rates for sudden cardiac arrest. Although formal training in the use of an AED is not required, AED and CPR certifications are recommended to help you increase your comfort and level of confidence.

How many times can you shock a patient with an AED?

If the operator has attached the AED to an adult victim who's not breathing and pulseless (in cardiac arrest), the AED will make the correct "shock" decision more than 95 of 100 times and a correct "no shock indicated" decision more than 98 of 100 times.

What should you do if the individual chest is wet when using an AED?

If the person is in the water, remove them to a dry area and away from puddles of water. Remove any wet clothing and dry the victim's chest. Have all bystanders move away from the wet surface and victim. Attach AED pads and follow the AED voice prompts.

Can you use an AED on a baby?

An AED can be used on children and infants and should be used as early as possible for the best chance of improving survival. Check the AED when it arrives at the scene. Pediatric pads should be used if the person is less than eight years old. If a manual defibrillator is not available, an AED may be used.

Why are AED so expensive?

AEDs are expensive because of the level of R&D that goes into each unit. AEDs are medical devices which uses specialty electronic components to accurately analyze heart rhythms in order to effectively save someone's life.

How many joules does an AED deliver?

Some AED's will deliver a higher therapeutic dose of electricity (360 joules) vs others that deliver a lower maximum dose (150 or 200 joules).

Where do you place AED pads?

Place one pad on the right side of the chest, just below the collarbone. Place the other pad on the lower left side of the chest. Connect the pads to the AED. (Some pads come pre-connected to the AED.)

What is in an AED kit?

AED kits come in a number of configurations and contain equipment such as prep razors and clothing shears necessary for prepping heart attack victims. AED emergency kits also include items like exam gloves, CPR shields and antiseptic wipes for more efficient administration of CPR.