An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a piece of medical equipment that reduces fatalities caused by cardiac arrest. AEDs deliver an electric shock to the heart, restoring the natural rhythm and, the earlier a defibrillator is used, the better.
Whether you choose to carry a defibrillator in your car in case of emergency, add an AED to your workplace, or just keep one handy at home, there are so many advantages to having an AED.
Cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, at any time, at any age and in any location. Performing emergency CPR using a portable AED can keep the person’s brain and heart alive until professional medical help arrives.
So, what are the benefits of having a defibrillator?
Defibrillators save lives
Having access to a defibrillator saves lives – it’s that simple.
Only one in ten Australians survive cardiac arrest and it’s only by making defibrillators widely available in communities that we can start seeing that number increase.
When it comes to Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) there are no boundaries. In fact, it can happen to anyone. When there is early access to an automatic external defibrillator (AED), survival rates can be increased by up to five times.
There is no training required
Resuscitation proficiency amongst the public varies greatly. Those who lack resuscitation experience require detailed guidance and medical professionals with more knowledge might just need a couple of prompts.
AEDs are designed to be used by anyone – not just medical professionals. In fact, even those who have never seen an AED before will find them easy to use.
One of our top-selling products, the BeneHeart CIA defibrillator, uses ResQNaviTM technology to evaluate the proficiency level of rescuers and provide targeted intelligent rescue navigation throughout the whole resuscitation process.
AEDs make saving lives easy.
AEDs are portable and compact
Automated external defibrillators are compact, portable and can be taken anywhere. They’re completely automated and offer automated life-saving therapy to anyone, by anyone.
The majority of cardiac arrests that occur out of hospital occur in people’s homes, but a cardiac arrest can happen anywhere, at any time. In Australia, about 25,000 people have a cardiac arrest out of hospital every single year and survival rates are predicted to be as low as 5%.
You can carry a defibrillator in the boot of your car, take it on a hike or just keep one at home without it taking up a lot of space.
Peace of mind
Another obvious benefit of having an AED is peace of mind.
What better feeling is there than knowing you’re prepared in life? If you or someone you know has ever experienced cardiac arrest, you’ll know how scary it can be, but the chance of survival is so much higher when appropriate help is available.
When you have easy access to a high-quality defibrillator, you’ll also be carrying peace of mind with you, wherever you go.
We’re here for you
Approximately 20,000 Australians suffer a cardiac arrest outside a hospital every year and only 10% of people will survive an out of hospital cardiac arrest.
As trusted defib suppliers, we are passionate about helping more people survive cardiac arrest by getting more AEDs out into the community. Our clinical team have selected the best technology on the market and are always happy to provide advice and support.
If you or someone around you experience cardiac arrest they will need your immediate help. Call triple zero (000) and start CPR or use an AED to provide rapid defibrillation. You cannot cause harm by using an AED on someone who might not need it – it will only provide a shock if needed.