What is an AED?
You can save a life – without specialist medical training.
Maybe you have an Automated External Defibrillator(AED) at your office, or you’ve seen one in a public space. But do you know what it is, and what it can do?
An AED is an advanced medical device that can be used to save the life of someone having a sudden cardiac arrest. Although they’re sophisticated, they’re easy to use – and you don’t need any training.
An AED works by analysing the rhythm of the patient’s heart. If there’s a problem, it can deliver an electric shock (defibrillation) to help the heart re-establish an effective rhythm.