AED defibrillators, specifically an AED machine is a medical device that is used to restore the rhythm of the heart. Defibrillators are used in emergencies with victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), and all AED equipment and AED machines except one model must be purchased with a prescription in the US. At AED USA we sell and service all 6 major brands of defibrillators for sale in the United States, making us an AED superstore. In this blog post, we will discuss these brands and the unique differences between your different choices for purchasing a new AED. Zoll defibrillators, Cardiac Science, Defibtech, Physio-Control, HeartSine, and Philips, including all defibrillator accessories are sold and serviced by AED USA.
Despite the estimated number of annually affected people reaching 350,000 in the United States alone, SCA remains a largely unrecognized public health concern. SCA is typically caused by either a heart attack or an irregular heartbeat that causes a sudden lack of blood flow to the brain and other vital organs. When you witness what you think is a SCA, the two most important steps for any rescuer are to:
A defibrillator is an electric device that uses electrical currents to regulate the heart. There are three types:
An Automated External Defibrillator, or AED, is a device that can be used to save a victim of SCA and is completely external and typically used as a reaction to an unexpected SCA event.
You can also prevent heart attacks by using an AED.
There are many different types of AEDs in use today: some are designed for emergency responders while others are designed for preventive care.
AEDs are a medical device that can save lives and bring someone back to consciousness when they lose their heart rhythm. They usually have 6 main FDA-approved Brands in the United States to select from.
Defibrillators are the best medical response when SCA ensues. AED’s are state-of-the-art, sophisticated devices that will accurately determine if the victim suffers from an abnormal heart rhythm. If SCA is not recognized the AED will not shock the victim automatically or when manually triggered. AED’s can detect the following:
If an AED detects any of these conditions it will offer to deliver a shock in a range of 150 or 360 Joules depending on which AED defibrillator is in use. Some AED’s deliver a constant level of energy, measured in joules while other AED’s use an escalating energy delivery method. Defibrillators are not effective in cases of pulseless ventricular tachycardia (PVT).
Defibrillation is the use of an electric shock to restore a heart’s normal rhythm. Defibrillator for sale AED’s can be purchased from six major brands with varying features and prices, all FDA-approved. At AED USA we are an AED superstore and can sell and service all your lifesaving AED equipment and AED accessories including training and AED compliance management.
At AED USA we sell and service all 6 major FDA-approved brands of AED’s for the United States making us an AED superstore. These 6 companies manufacture and sell the best AED’s in the world, as well as accessories for all their devices, are:
‘Automated’ in ‘automated external defibrillator’ means that the machine is designed to automatically read heart rhythms. AEDs use a built-in algorithm to determine the appropriate course of action based on the electrical activity detected by them. Fully Automated AEDs can deliver shocks without any input from a human, whereas Semi-Automated AEDs will only shock if there is some input from a human operator.
At AED USA we have made a conscious decision to only sell new OEM devices and accessories from each manufacturer. Due to the life-saving nature of the AED’s we sell, we feel that new equipment is the only way for us to go as a company.
Choosing a defibrillator can be a life-saving decision and it’s important to make sure you do your research. You must have access to an AED to save lives. It is important to know that each US state has its own requirements when it comes to owning an AED. They differ drastically state by state and other than requiring a prescription (for the AED device) there is not another nationally mandated law regarding AED ownership. Our AED State Laws database makes researching the different State AED laws easy.
AED USA is an AED superstore, and we have one goal, to expand the availability of AED’s throughout the United States. We supply not only new AEDs but also manage them and make it our mission to save lives.
Because we are a national, multi-brand AED superstore supplier, we have extensive knowledge that allows us to determine which AED brands, models and features are best for you. We supply only new AED devices from top manufacturers in the United States, ensuring that you purchase the highest quality product on the market, quickly and professionally.
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