Category Archives: AED Purchasing

Heart Attack vs Cardiac Arrest – Do you know how to help?

Jeff Rossen using an AED Trainer on the Today Show.
Jeff Rossen using an AED Trainer on the Today Show.

Thank you to Jeff Rossen on the Today show for featuring Automated External Defibrillators and CPR and bringing public awareness to the importance of these life-saving devices (video featured here). At AED.com, part of our mission is to educate the public on recognizing Sudden Cardiac Arrest, the awareness of AEDs, performing bystander CPR before the paramedics arrive and using the defibrillator to shock the victim when needed. Continue reading Heart Attack vs Cardiac Arrest – Do you know how to help?

AEDs at Work: Factories, Warehouses, and Industrial Environments

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We’ve talked before about how AEDs should be implemented in work environments and particularly the corresponding OSHA guidelines, but industrial environments create unique challenges for AED implementation. Workers in factories and warehouses are generally active throughout the day which can trigger cardiac arrest in individuals with an existing irregular heart rhythm. The presence of heavy machinery also creates the risk for trauma induced sudden cardiac arrest.

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7 Essential Questions to Ask Before Purchasing an AED

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Every consumer wants to feel good about the products they purchase and the company they purchase them from. Reputation, quality, and customer service are all important factors in the buying process. These qualities should be especially valued when making a long term investment in an automated external defibrillator. We know it can be difficult to vet companies online or over the phone, and it can be all too easy to be swayed by a lowball bid. Unfortunately, there are AED companies willing to sell these lifesaving pieces of equipment with no regard for long term customer service or satisfaction. We’ve created a set of essential questions to ask any company you are considering purchasing from as well as our answers to what sets AED.com apart. We want your business, but most importantly we want to ensure your AED or defibrillator purchasing experience is flawless from ordering and shipping to maintenance and follow up. Continue reading 7 Essential Questions to Ask Before Purchasing an AED

Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Buy an AED

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Many businesses, community centers, gyms, and other public places, know they should be equipped with an automated external defibrillator (AED).  But getting an AED is not something that should be put in the backburner.  Sudden cardiac arrest is a serious thing that can happen at any point and every minute that goes by without using an AED, seriously hurts the chances for a victim to survive.  While there are many stories about how AEDs have saved lives, there is a recent one that shows someone’s life that was saved within hours of a resort getting a defibrillator. Continue reading Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Buy an AED