Southern Medical Supply proudly carries Automatic External Defibrillators, abbreviated and commonly known as AEDs by most people. These life saving devices can mean the difference between life and death when implemented and used effectively.
What actually is an AED?
AEDs are portable medical devices that automatically analyze and detect cardiac arrhythmias of Sudden Cardiac Arrest on patients through electrodes, and are able to produce a shock which stops the heart and allows it to return to a normal rhythm, a process called defibrillation.
AEDs are used in the event of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), which is a condition in which the heart suddenly stops pumping blood and quivers eratically; this typically happens without any warning signs.
Since a person’s chances of surviving an incident of SCA decrease so rapidly, it is important that AEDs are readily available if cardiac arrest occurs.
Its key to remember that a person in Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is in a race against the clock.