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Top 5 AED Questions Answered

AED Q&A with Maddie Reaves

Customer Service Lead, Maddie Reaves, answers the Top 5 Questions often asked by many of our customers.

Q1: What is the difference between automatic and semi-automatic AEDs?
A1: When a patient goes down, and the AED is hooked up to them via the electrodes, it is going to analyze their heart rhythm. If an automatic AED determines that the heart is in a shockable rhythm (such as ventricular fibrillation), it will automatically administer the shock to restore a normal rhythm. In the same situation, if the AED is a semi-automatic, it will prompt the rescuer to press the shock button in order to restore normal rhythm. Continue reading Top 5 AED Questions Answered