What does an AED machine do?
An AED is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses a life threatening condition, such as cardiac arrhythmic, ventricular fibrillation or ventricular tachycardia, in a patient and is able to treat them through defibrillation, the application of electrical therapy, which stops the arrhythmia, allowing the heart to re-establish an effective rhythm.
Chain of Survival
The best way to increase the chance of saving sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) victims is to remember and follow every link in the chain of survival: Early Access, Early CPR, Early Defibrillation and Early Advanced Card. Every step helps saves lives and any break in the chain compromises survival.
AED's produce rapid defibrillation which is a critical intervention to improve survival, but is not enough. While roughly half of unresponsive collapsed victims need defibrillation, every one of them needs CPR.
Following the Chain of Survival requires more than just attaching electrodes and delivering a shock. From checking responsiveness, summoning help and doing an "ABC" assessment (Airway, Breathing, Circulation) to CRP and defibrillation and with our new AED machine, anyone without training is able to follow the real CPR help guides to guide through it.
The AED gives real CPR feedback technology which monitors the actions of the first aider and provides valuable feedback for effective CPR treatment.
We have now trained a full team of defibrillation in the aid of helping any victims within our business who are suffering from cardiac arrest.
Read more about defibrillators on the British Heart Foundation website.