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What are Defibrillators?

Defibrillators are devices that restore a normal heartbeat by sending an electrical pulse or jolt to your heart. They’re used to check or fix an arrhythmia or an irregular pulse. Defibrillators may also restore the heart beating when the heart abruptly stops.

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What Types are there?

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AEDs are often found in areas, such as shopping centers, malls, schools, hospitals, hotels, restaurants, and golf courses

Different types of defibrillators perform in different ways. AEDs (automated external defibrillators) are available in public areas to help people who have suffered sudden cardiac arrest. These devices can be used by even untrained people in an emergency.

Advanced Types

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Manual-operated Advanced Defibrillators

Heartland Medical Sales & Services has a variety of defibrillators available, including manual-operated advanced defibrillators that can be used by EMS professionals or cardiac defibrillators ER for staff.

How Does a Defibrillator Function?

WCD’s (Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillators) or ICD’s (Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators) can work independently and don’t require human intervention. You may be recommended to choose one option if you have arrhythmia episodes that are frequent by your doctor.

AEDs are a human-assistance device that is always available in an emergency. AED’s come with detailed instructions that can be used by anyone to aid others. Although the process is straightforward, you need to be attentive. After placing the electrodes, you should not touch the person. You will receive vocal instructions from the AED device that will guide you through the procedure. The AED will automatically start once you have placed the electrodes. You may receive multiple shocks from the AED. In any case, the device will notify you and guide you. If the patient is experiencing cardiac arrest, you may be asked to perform CPR.

It is vital that you immediately call 911. Although the procedure is simple, it may require more attention. It is better to call professionals immediately. You should also be trained in rescue techniques such as CPR, AED use and AED use to be better prepared for any emergency.

Where to Find an AED in a Public Place? if needed

AEDs are often found in areas with large populations, such as shopping centers, malls, schools, hospitals, hotels, restaurants, and golf courses. An AED for home use can also be purchased.

The AED comes in a small case that is about the same size as a large first aid kit. A lot of AEDs feature a red or green heart logo. It might be written in large letters on the case or on the wall that it is stored.

How Long Should You Wait?

Without immediate CPR and defibrillation, survival rates from sudden cardiac death decrease by 7-10 percent. Resuscitation fails to work after 10 minutes

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