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As the premier distributor in the United States for Automated External Defibrillator machines, AED Brands is your partner in supplying your AED program.
What Is an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) & How Can I Buy One?
Automated External Defibrillators, also known as an AED, is a device that non-medical personnel can use to administer electrical shocks to someone experiencing a heart attack. When someone goes into cardiac arrest or their heart stops beating, AEDs should be used within the first 2-3 minutes for it to be most effective to save someone's life.
Before automatic defibrillators were made available to the public, you would have to wait for a paramedic to come with a manual defibrillator and by that time, it may not be as effective. AEDs have given people experiencing heart attacks a better chance of receiving help from a heart attack before an ambulance is able to arrive at a scene. Most modern-day defibrillators are small, portable, and easy to use. For patients at higher risk for sudden cardiac arrest, there is an AED called the Zoll Life Vest wearable defibrillator that constantly monitors heart patterns and activity. AEDs have come a long way and have been more technologically developed compared to when the first AED came out. The Defibtech Lifeline is the only AED with color and full-motion video.
How Much Do AEDs Cost? What is the defibrillator price?
Depending on the brand, model, and features of the device most AEDs cost around $1,400 to $2,200. However, if you buy a more advanced device it can cost closer to $4,000.
If you need multiple AEDs, you can buy them in bulk online from a certified dealer, like AED Brands.
To save money and get the cheapest option, most people think to buy pre-owned or refurbished products, but with AEDs it may not be the best decision. The FDA required AED sellers to have PMA or “Pre-Market Approval.” If your machine is an older or discontinued model, it most likely did not go through the PMA process. It doesn’t mean you have to get rid of your older device, you just can’t resell it as a refurbished or pre-owned device. If you can no longer get replacement parts for your device it can no longer be used when the current parts expire.
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Portable Defibrillators: When Seconds Count
Even for medical professionals, an AED machine can be an invaluable tool; many hospitals even have portable defibrillators on hand. This is because sudden cardiac arrest can occur at any time and to anyone, including children and people who are in excellent health. Because of their light, portable designs, AED machines allow anyone to perform life-saving measures wherever they are placed. And because they can be placed in wall cabinets, they are unobtrusive but easily accessible.
Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) occurs when the heart fibrillates, meaning that the rhythm of heart has been disrupted and is beating in an uncontrollable, chaotic way. The victim will lose consciousness very quickly and death will occur if the person is not treated right away. The heart will begin to die at the rate of 10 percent per minute, which means that death can occur in as few as ten minutes! Permanent brain damage can occur in five minutes, and every second thereafter, the chances of brain damage increase. Having a portable defibrillator available to first responders gives them a huge advantage in not only saving the life of an SCA victim, but also determining whether or not that life will continue normally, or if it will be impaired by neurological problems or, tragically, in a vegetative state.
One thing to keep in mind is that sudden cardiac arrest episodes and heart attacks are not the same thing. A heart attack can trigger an SCA, but not the other way around. A heart attack occurs when the blood supply to a part of the heart muscle is interrupted by a blockage in an artery or arteries. Learning the difference is vital because a person suffering from cardiac arrest literally has only minutes to live. That’s why having a portable defibrillator in a strategic, highly visible place in locations where large numbers of people congregate is a good idea. The peace of mind that comes to those who own or lease those buildings, as well as to those who frequent them, cannot be measured. Knowing that basic life support measures can be taken by a trained AED first responder can increase the comfort level of the businesses that occupy these locations by potentially decreasing their medical liability issues.
AED Machines: Federal Law & Grants
In the year 2000, President Bill Clinton signed the Federal Cardiac Arrest Survival Act, which is now Public Law 106-505, regarding the placement of automated external defibrillators in federal buildings. In 2002, President George Bush signed into law the Community Access to Emergency Devices Act, which authorizes federal grants to states and localities that apply to purchase and place AED units in places where the public is likely to gather. These grants can also be used to train first responders on the use of AED devices and CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation). The law also encourages private companies to purchase automated defibrillators and to train their employees in external defibrillators and CPR procedures. These laws will protect those acting in good faith, as a Good Samaritan, building owner or renter, from unfair lawsuits that may arise from the purchase or use of an AED machine to save a person’s life during sudden cardiac arrest.
AEDbrands.com prides itself on offering the best automated external defibrillators the market has to offer. Brands such as Philips
, Cardiac Science
and Physio-Control (formerly Medtronic)are included, along with many others. We also carry AED supplies, wall signs and decals; plus, we offer package specials to businesses, schools and public safety departments. Our products are FDA approved, and we are a member of the Better Business Bureau.
For more information on AED machines or applicable accessories, call or e-mail us today. We have a large selection of products available to fully outfit your facility, and offer leasing and purchasing options. We are an authorized dealer of all major AED devices and accessories and we offer a 30-day money-back guarantee, as well as free shipping.
What does AED Stand For?
AED stands for Automated External Defibrillator.
An AED is a medical device used to automatically detect a person's heart rhythm and detect fibrillation, which can be fatal in a Sudden Cardiac Arrest episode.