A critical key to saving victims of
sudden cardiac arrest is early access to defibrillation. With
easy-to-use features, today's AEDs virtually anyone with proper
training to defibrillate sudden cardiac arrest victims quickly
and effectively, improving the chances of survival dramatically.
In fact, even children have been taught to use AEDs. Even
untrained persons are intuitively able to apply an AED and operate
There are some clear reasons to select an AED from High Safety.
We have partnered with
Cardiac Science and Philips Medical as a distributor of their
units. We have looked at other units and made conscious
decisions not to provide certain AED brands because of quality
or performance factors.
If you purchase an AED from High Safety you also
receive the following services at no cost: (many groups charge an
additional fee for these services)
Factors to Consider in Selecting an AED:
- Will Opening
the lid automatically turn on the unit and ready it for use?
Many competitive units require attaching electrodes and
pressing several (3-5) buttons before the unit can be used.
This delays the defibrillation process and adds to more confusion.
- Do clear, concise voice prompts will guide user through the
- Does the unit feature daily, weekly and monthly self-tests
of the battery, electrodes and circuitry? By performing these
self-checks, the unit will notify you if it needs service! This
removes the concern about lost electrode pads, weak batteries,
or pads that have dried out.
- How is the unit powered? What capacity does the unit
have to deliver multiple shocks? What is the useable life
of the battery? What is the cost of replacement batteries?
- How easy is the unit to use? Does it provide effective