Automated external defibrillators are devices that a person can use to renew someone who has stopped breathing or whose heart has stopped beating. In this article, we’ll look at why you should install one in your workplace.
What is an AED?
An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable device that delivers an electric shock to the heart. This shock can stop the abnormal heart rhythm and allow the heart to return to its normal rhythm. AEDs are used to treat sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).
SCA is a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating. Blood stops flowing to the brain and other vital organs when this happens. SCA is a medical emergency that must be treated immediately.
How to use an AED if someone has a cardiac arrest
If someone has a cardiac arrest, it is important to know how to use an AED. The first step is to call 911. Once the dispatcher has been notified, they will be able to provide instructions on how to use the AED. Therefore, it is important to follow the dispatcher’s instructions carefully.
Next, the AED pads must be placed on the victim’s bare chest—one on the right side of the breastbone and one on the left side, just below the armpit. If the victim is wet or has any lotion or gel on their chest, the pads may not stick properly, so it is important to dry them off if possible.
Once the pads are in place, the AED will analyze the victim’s heart rhythm and determine if a shock is necessary. If a shock is needed, it will deliver it automatically. The process takes only a few seconds. Once it is complete, CPR should be started immediately and continued until help arrives or the victim begins to breathe on their own again.
If your company plans to purchase an AED for workplace, don’t hesitate to contact Mindray. They would be happy to help you choose the right AED for your needs and budget. With over 30 years of experience in the medical device industry, Mindray’s AEDs are some of the most reliable and user-friendly on the market.