AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) are installed in schools, malls, shopping centers, theaters, offices, health clubs, government buildings, factories, airports, etc. to provide first aid to the victims of sudden cardiac arrest. The victim is given a biphasic defibrillation shock with the AED which helps to bring back the heart beat to normal.
As the AED equipment is used in case of emergency where it is a matter of life and death the accuracy rate of the equipment plays a major role. It is advisable to use equipment that complies with standards of organizations like Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) and the American Heart Association’s (AHA).
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