|Who can use an AED?
Anyone who has CPR/AED training can use an AED.
Why should people who are responsible for operating an AED receive CPR training?
Early CPR is an essential part of providing aid to a person suffering from a sudden cardiac arrest. CPR helps to circulate oxygen-rich blood to the brain. After the AED is connected and administers a shock, most AEDs will advise the user to continue CPR while the AED proceeds to analyze the victim’s heart rhythm.
Where can I sign up for the Free CPR or AED class?
AED Masters have contracted with American Health Care Academy who offers online CPR/AED as well as First Aid courses at www.cpraedcourse.com. Once you have purchase an AED Device you can request 3 free training courses by calling us at 1888-808-9567. We will provide you online authorization codes which will enable you to take the course at www.cpraedcourse.com. For additional courses or if you have any further questions please contact American Health Care Academy at (888)-277-7865 or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can AEDs be used on children?
For children between the ages of 1-8 we recommend the pediatric pads (sold separately). For children over the age of 8 you can utilize a standard AED.
Who can purchase an AED?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are the ones who manufacture and sell the AEDs. In order to purchase an AED they may request a physician’s prescription for the AED.
Do AEDs increase the survival rate of a Sudden Cardiac Arrest?
The survival rate of a person who suffered a Sudden Cardiac Arrest is 5-10% but studies show that the rate raises 74% each time defibrillation is giving from an AED within is given within 3 minutes of the victim going into cardiac arrest.