AED is a portable automatic external defibrillator that can be used by non-professionals to resuscitate patients in cardiac arrest and seize the “golden first 4 minutes” of emergency time. With the increased pressure of modern life, work and study, sudden cardiac death occurs from time to time, and the importance of AEDs is self-evident. Today, Mindray, a professional AED company, will introduce some of the considerations of AEDs.
Some misconceptions to clarify
Not all defibrillators are called AEDs, and they differ in three ways.
First of all, AEDs can be used by both laypersons and medical professionals, while defibrillators can only be used by medical professionals.
Secondly, AEDs can be used in a variety of settings, while defibrillators can only be used in hospital wards, operating rooms, examination rooms, ambulances, and clinics.
Lastly, AEDs can automatically analyze the patient’s heart rate, automatically determine whether to discharge, and automatically select the energy, while defibrillators require medical professionals to decide whether to discharge and the amount of energy based on changes in the patient’s ECG.
The right time to use AEDs
If someone is found on the ground, first confirm the scene, and determine whether the patient is unconscious, unresponsive, and not breathing on his own, if so, immediately call the emergency number and perform CPR on the patient, and at the same time find someone to get the nearby AED equipment.
The use of high-quality, easy-to-use, innovative AED devices manufactured by Mindray has been proven to significantly increase the success rate of first aid for patients in cardiac arrest. Visit their website for more information.