A cardiac emergency requires the quickest response. Trust in AED equipment that allow responders to act quickly during cardiac arrest. Our selection of automated external defibrillators are easy to use and provide quick and powerful shocks to patients experiences cardiac arrest.
One of the most challenging situations responders face is a patient with sudden cardiac arrest—the chances of survival drop for every minute that passes without restarting the heart. Fortunately, portable, easy-to-use automated external defibrillators (AEDs) can deliver defibrillation (shock) to a patient at the scene of the incident.
The American Heart Association strongly advocates that all EMS first-response vehicles and ambulances be equipped with an AED or defibrillation device.1 Henry Schein Medical EMS offers a comprehensive range of AED equipment, parts, and accessories to help you manage incidents that include sudden cardiac arrest. Our AED supplies are provided by trusted brands including, Cardiac Science, Defibtech, Masimo, Philips, PhyisoControl, and Zoll.
The ZOLL® AED Plus® continues to set the benchmark for design, dependability, durability, and performance. Only half of sudden cardiac arrest victims will initially need a shock, but all require high-quality CPR. The AED Plus guides rescuers in performing high-quality CPR and will deliver a shock if needed.
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Cardiac arrest is one of the top causes of death in adults in the United States. According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, the majority of sudden cardiac arrest deaths occur out of the hospital. Therefore, it's crucial to have AED's ready and available to employees. Our selection of AED machines are easy use and deliver a quick response in case of an emergency. Contact Henry Schein Medical to promote a safer work environment. Learn more about workplace health
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Whether you're wondering about AED usage, benefits, or maintenance, Henry Schein is here to help. Our aim is to equip you with the knowledge you need to make informed decisions when it comes to selecting the right AED machine. Explore the information below and be sure to reach out if you have any questions.
An AED machine is a portable electronic device designed to deliver an electric shock to the heart in cases of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). It's a life-saving device that can be used by trained individuals, including medical professionals like you, to restore a normal heart rhythm when someone experiences a sudden cardiac event.
Timing is crucial in a sudden cardiac emergency. Every minute that passes without defibrillation reduces the chance of survival. That's why having access to an AED machine is crucial. It allows you to quickly respond to these critical situations and deliver life-saving treatment until advanced medical help arrives.
By promptly administering a shock with an AED, you can potentially restart the heart and help sustain blood flow to vital organs until medical professionals take over. This early intervention greatly improves the chances of survival for individuals experiencing sudden cardiac arrest.
When the AED is turned on and the pads are placed on the patient's chest, the device will analyze the patient's heart rhythm to determine if a shock is needed. If a shock is advised, the AED will prompt the rescuer to clear the area and press the shock button. The shock is delivered through the pads and into the patient's chest. After the shock is delivered, the AED will continue to monitor the patient's heart rhythm and provide further instructions as needed.
It's important to note that the use of an AED is often paired with CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation). When performing CPR, chest compressions help to circulate blood throughout the body, including to the heart, and artificial respiration helps to oxygenate the body. The combination of CPR and AED use can increase the chances of survival for someone experiencing cardiac arrest.
AEDs are life-saving devices that can quickly analyze a patient's heart rhythm and deliver a shock if needed. Proper training on AED use and CPR can help medical professionals act quickly and effectively in an emergency situation.
Medical professionals who purchase an AED machine should receive proper training on its use and when it should be used. Some situations that may require the use of an AED machine include:
An AED should be used when a person is experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. Symptoms may include loss of consciousness, no pulse, and no breathing.
AEDs are often used in conjunction with CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), which is a life-saving technique that involves chest compressions and artificial respiration to maintain circulation and oxygenation of the body. AEDs can be used while performing CPR to increase the chances of survival for someone experiencing cardiac arrest.
AEDs are often placed in public places, such as airports, sports facilities, and shopping centers, to increase the chances of survival in case of a sudden cardiac arrest. Medical professionals should be advised to use the AED if they come across someone experiencing cardiac arrest in a public place.
In general, AED machines should not be used in the following situations:
If the patient is breathing normally and has a pulse, an AED should not be used.
If the patient is wet, such as in a pool or in the rain, they should be dried off before the AED is used. Water can conduct electricity, which can cause serious harm to the rescuer or patient.
If the patient is lying on a metal surface, such as a metal floor, they should be moved to a safer location before the AED is used. Metal can also conduct electricity, which can cause harm to the rescuer or patient.
If the AED pads cannot be placed correctly on the patient's chest, the AED should not be used. The pads must be placed in the correct location in order for the AED to work properly.
It's important to always follow the manufacturer's instructions and receive proper training on the use of AED machines before using them. Additionally, medical professionals should always use their clinical judgment when determining whether an AED is appropriate for a particular patient.
Maintaining and caring for an AED machine is crucial to ensure that it functions properly when needed. Here are some guidelines that you can share with your customers:
It's important to inspect the AED machine on a regular basis, checking for any signs of wear or damage. This includes checking the condition of the pads, cables, and battery, and ensuring that the AED is free from dust and debris.
The pads and battery of an AED machine have a limited lifespan, so it's important to replace them as recommended by the manufacturer. This ensures that the AED is always ready to use in case of an emergency.
The AED machine should be stored in a dry, cool location, away from extreme heat, cold, or humidity. It should also be easily accessible and clearly marked for emergency use.
All staff who may be required to use the AED machine should receive proper training in AED use and CPR. This includes both initial training and regular refresher courses to ensure that everyone is prepared to respond in an emergency.
Keeping accurate records of AED maintenance, including the date of inspections and any repairs or replacements, can help ensure that the AED machine is always in good working condition.
Each AED machine may have its own specific instructions and maintenance requirements, so it's important to refer to the manufacturer's guidelines for detailed information on caring for and maintaining a particular AED machine.