AED (Automated External Defibrillator)
AED stands for‘ Automated External Defibrillator’, which is a device that detects lethal heart rhythms which stop the heart from pumping effectively, and then allows a rescuer to deliver a measured shock to a revert these rhythms, so the heart can pump effectively again.
The only method available to revert lethal cardiac arrest rhythms is the use of a defibrillator e.g. AED.
Statistically, for every minute lost without defibrillation, you lose 10% probability of saving a life (With good CPR you can extend this by several more minutes!)
The ‘Average Ambulance Response Time in major metropolitan cities of Australia is approximately 16 minutes.
If you apply a measured shock to a person’s heart,suffering a lethal rhythm within the first minute,they have a 70%chance of survival.