Comparing Devices: Exploring the Wide Variety of AED Units

Comparing Devices: Exploring the Wide Variety of AED Units

When it comes to health and safety of life, having the right equipment for treatment is very essential. In case of Sudden Heart Attacks, the importance of the matter multiplies by manifolds. With hundreds of different types of AEDs available in the market, making the call by choosing the most suitable one for yourself can be quite challenging.

AED devices are available in many varieties, different qualities, warranties, prices and the features available in the device. To select the one that is best for you, you can shortlist the options from a much larger list of AED units. For this, AED Market’s Interactive Buyer’s Guide can be very helpful. It asks you 5 basic questions regarding the usage of the AED device you are looking for. For example, you’d be asked to tell if you want to buy the device for a workplace or for home or both. This will cut down the options to the few specific ones that are better suitable for professional settings, a home environment or works well for both types of surroundings.

Once that is done, you can select the brand and the product by deciding on one from the specified list. The final decision will be made based on the budget of the buyer, the environment where the device will be placed and the comfort level of the responder. You can choose from the two broad spectrums of AED devices:

  • Public Access Defibrillators (PAD)
  • First Responder/Manual Mode Defibrillators

Public Access Defibrillators (PAD), as the name suggests, is designed to be easily used by the public and is usually installed in public places or at home. Its interface is very simple and is a simple analysis-command-action machine. On the other hand, the First Responder/Manual Mode Defibrillators are more advanced and can also be used by trained professionals who wish to operate it in manual mode. Places like hospitals, nursing homes, private ambulances and usage by EMS providers, military, police and locations where ACLS responders may be nearby is quite common for First Responder/Manual Mode Defibrillators.

The AED units available in the market are all approved by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). So, at most, you’ll only have to select the model according to the place of installation, the accessories you’d be requiring and your budget.

For example, the following models are better for public use, are better protected and have 5-10 year warranties:

  • Physio-Control LifePak CR Plus,
  • Cardiac Science Powerheart G3 Plus,
  • Defibtech Lifeline or Lifeline View,
  • HeartSine Samaritan PAD,
  • Philips HeartStart OnSite,
  • ZOLL AED Plus

Similarly, the products mentioned below feature high IP ratings and are available with a manual mode and ECG evaluation option that can be operated by trained professionals:

  • Physio-Control LifePak 1000,
  • Cardiac Science Powerheart G3 Pro,
  • Zoll AED Pro

Make sure that the batteries and pads you use are of high quality as well. All these products and accessories are available at AED Market. You can visit their website to browse through the available options.

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