What Should I Know Before Choosing an AED?
Shopping for a defibrillator can seem quite intimidating due to all of the different models, manufacturers and high prices. First Aid Canada is happy to provide four different types of defibrillators; all of which are trustworthy, easy to use and set at appropriate prices. This blog is designed to help you discover the best defibrillator for your life and your needs.
Philips HeartStart OnSite Defibrillator
Philips HeartStart Onsite Automated External Defibrillators are the perfect life-saving device for public spaces such as community centers and sports arenas. Just like the Philips HeartStart Home defibrillator, the Philips Onsite is extremely easy to operate with both audio and visual cues. This model is designed for acting fast to save a life in a fast paced environment. With the ability to deliver a shock in about 8 seconds after the end of a CPR interval, this model one of the fastest operating AEDs.
Philips HeartStart FRx Defibrillator
The Philips HeartStart FRx Defibrillator is specifically designed for first responders needing a lifesaving device that is rugged, easy to use and extremely reliable. On the scene with law enforcement, on the field with athletes, or on the job in industrial workplaces, the FRx AED is built to treat sudden cardiac arrest in environments and conditions too demanding for many other defibrillators. This model also includes a fast response kit containing additional supplies such as a CPR Face Mask, Paramedic Scissors, Pair of Nitrile Gloves, Razor & Absorbent Cloth. For more information on this particular model check out the video below:
ZOLL Semi-Automatic AED Plus
ZOLL’s AED Plus® features Real CPR Help®, a tool that is able to actually see what you are doing and provide feedback to help you do it well. For example, audio and visual prompts help you rescue with confidence and clarity such as advising you to push harder on the victims chest during CPR compressions or stop CPR compressions. For a demonstration, see the video below:
ZOLL AED Plus Fully Automatic
ZOLL’s AED Plus® features Real CPR Help®, a tool that is able to actually see what you are doing and provide feedback to help you do it well, for example if you are not pushing hard enough, it will tell you when to push harder or if you are not pushing fast enough a mntronome will lead you to the right rate. These Audio and visual prompts help you rescue with confidence and clarity unmatched by any other automated external defibrillator (AED). ZOLL believes an AED should not just deliver a shock. It should also help the rescuer provide high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). That’s why you need ZOLL’s AED Plus with Real CPR Help.
ZOLL AED 3 Semi-Automatic
The all-new ZOLL AED 3™ semi-automated external defibrillator is built and improved upon its predecessor, the AED Plus®, the ZOLL AED 3 was built upon years of usability research with both trained and untrained rescuers. It is very easy to use with improved Real CPR Help® with colour-coded real-time bar gauge and CPR cycle time countdown, which ensures rescuers are performing compressions at the correct rate and depth. There is also a low cost of ownership and each battery pack comes with a 5-year shelf life.
ZOLL AED 3 Fully-Automatic
The ZOLL AED 3™ fully-automated external defibrillator offers features unlike any other AED on the market. Built and improved upon years of usability research with both trained and untrained rescuers. This defibrillator is also very user-friendly as it includes multiple easy to use features such as improved Real CPR Help® with colour-coded real-time bar gauge, Universal CPR Uni-Padz™ for both adult and paediatric rescues, on-screen display of elapsed time and number of shocks delivered for critical information that EMS will need to know upon arrival and MORE!
We hope this granted you more clarity on which AED would be right for you and your needs. If you still have questions, feel free to contact the First Aid Canada team anytime between 9-5 est. at 1-855-322-4243.
Life is Precious. Be Prepared.