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Philips HeartStart OnSite AED Defibrillator

Philips HeartStart OnSite AED Defibrillator
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Philips HeartStart FRx AED Defibrillator

Philips HeartStart FRx AED Defibrillator
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Cardiac Science G3 AED

Cardiac Science G3 Plus AED
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ZOLL AED Plus

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Physio Control LIFEPAK CR Plus AED

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Cardiac Science G3 AED Battery

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Philips OnSite & FRx AED Battery

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What is an Automated External Defibrillators (AED)?

Automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, are a medical product that many people have heard of, but might not know much about. An AED defibrillator can be used during sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). SCA generally occurs when a person’s heart stops beating due to ventricular fibrillation. When this happens the victim’s ventricles (the lower pumping chambers in the heart) begin beating erratically and out of rhythm. If a person’s heart beat is not returned to normal quickly by being “defibrillated” their chances of survival can drop 7 to 10 percent for every minute during the time their heart is not beating normally. If the SCA is not treated within minutes, the person can die. Having an AED defibrillator close at hand can make it possible for anyone trained in their use, including non-medical personnel, to treat a heart attack victim and increase their chances of survival.

Who is AED Brands?

AEDbrands.com is an American company that sells the most reliable and accurate external defibrillators on the market. We sell all major AED brands including Zoll, Philips, Cardiac Science, Physio Control (formerly Medtronic), and more. We also have AED accessories and walls signs/decals available. You never know when tragedy will strike, and by having an AED defibrillator available, you are protecting not only the lives of those around you, but you are also protecting your business from possible liability.

AED Brands is an authorized dealer of select AEDs and offers a 30 day money-back guarantee, as well as free shipping. Buying an AED will help ensure that you are equipped to deal with an SCA by offering basic life support and emergency medical services.

Check our AED defibrillator package specials for schools and businesses to make sure you have what you need, when you need it most.

How to Use an AED

AEDs have been designed to make resuscitation easier for lay people, even those with no medical training, to perform. Adhesive electrodes that are connected to a computer within the automated defibrillator are placed on the victim’s chest. Once they are attached to the SCA victim the computer checks the heart’s rhythm and calculates whether or not defibrillation is needed. If it is, a recorded voice will instruct the person administering treatment to press the AED’s shock button. Shocking the heart causes it to stop beating momentarily which gives the heart the opportunity to reset itself and start beating normally. AEDs come with complete instructions on their use and guide the user step by step through the defibrillation process. Only in cases of ventricular fibrillation or pulseless ventricular tachycardia will an external defibrillator recommend shocking the heart.

AEDs should be used by people who are trained in their operation. They are safe to use and are 100% accurate in evaluating the heart rhythm and determining whether a shock should be applied.

What is Cardiac Arrest?

Heart attack symptoms and cardiac arrest can strike suddenly and without warning. Two major signs of SCA are sudden loss of responsiveness and non-normal breathing. If the victim does not respond to tapping on the shoulders, or if they do not take a normal breath when you tilt their head up and check for a breath for at least five seconds, they may be experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. If these signs are present, the first step is to call 9-1-1, then determine if an AED defibrillator is available. If one is, begin using it as soon as possible. Sudden cardiac arrest is different from heart attack because it can occur in anyone of any age and no matter what their level of fitness. 

Cardiac Arrest Treatment

Cardiac arrest can be reversible if the victim is treated within the first few minutes of the SCA. Using an automated external defibrillator along with CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) can increase the victim’s chances of survival by a margin of more than 50%. Ensuring that emergency medical services are administered to the victim within minutes of a heart attack can be the difference between life and death. Using CPR with an external defibrillator can help prevent brain damage by maintaining blood flow through the heart while returning it to its normal rhythm.

Where Should an AED Device be Located?

Placing AEDs in health clubs, gyms, and fitness centers, athletic clubs, and all first response vehicles, such as ambulances, police cars, and fire engines is recommended.

Other places include areas where people at risk for heart attacks live and work, including public areas such as churches, sports arenas, doctors’ offices, airports, gated communities, office complexes or any other area where large numbers of people congregate. Children even experience SCA therefore placing AEDs in schools is important as well.

Crisis Management

By purchasing an AED Brands automated external defibrillator, you are taking a simple step towards fulfilling an essential medical resuscitation need. Sudden cardiac arrest does not show warning signs. It strikes suddenly, and the results can be devastating. By having AEDs close by, you have the ability to save a life that may be placed in your hands.

Texas State AED Law

Summary of Requirements

Physician

A licensed physician must be involved in the training program and placement to ensure compliance.

Each user of the automated external defibrillator must receive training given or approved by the Texas Department of Health in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use of the automated external defibrillator.

When a person or entity acquires an automated external defibrillator, the person or entity shall notify the local emergency medical services provider of the existence, location, and type of automated external defibrillator.

A person or entity that owns or leases an automated external defibrillator shall maintain and test the automated external defibrillator according to the manufacturer's guidelines.

CPR/AED Training

EMS Notification

Maintenance Program

A person or entity that provides emergency care to a person in cardiac arrest by using an automated external defibrillator shall promptly notify the local emergency medical services provider.

Notification of Use

Good Samaritan Protection

Property Owner

Purchaser

Rescuer

Physician

Trainer

No Current Legislation

TX Civil Practice & Remedies Code § 74.151 - 2013

Provides Good Samaritan protection for use of an AED and establishes guidelines for AED programs.

Laws / Legislation

Reference

Date

Summary

The State Board of Education by rule shall require instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation for students in grades 7 through 12.

2013

The purpose of this rule is to establish minimum standards and requirements for training of lay responders using automated external defibrillators.

2011

2011

Outlines AED requirements for nursing homes.

Each school district and private school shall develop safety procedures for their district to respond to medical emergencies.

2009

Outlines the responsibilities of a school that is acquiring an AED.

2009

Requires that an AED be placed in nursing homes and related institutions.

2009

HB 392 

A school district shall annually make available to district employees and volunteers instruction in the principles and techniques of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator, as defined by Section 779.001, Health and Safety Code.

2007

Outlines AED requirements for schools.

2007

Requires CPR certification in public schools for a coach, trainer, or sponsor for an extracurricular athletic activity, a physician who is employed by a school or school district or who volunteers to assist with an extracurricular athletic activity, and a director responsible for a school marching band.

2007

SB 82 

Requires CPR instruction at certain school campuses and athletic events, and the creation of a cardiovascular screening pilot program.

2007

SB 7 

Revises immunity protection to include a person using an automated external defibrillator and a volunteer first responder.

2007

Requires that a licensed practitioner provide a prescription for purchase of an AED.

2007

HB 92 

Revises immunity protection

2003

HB 4 

Outlines the responsibilities of a person acquiring and AED.

1999

Outlines the responsibilities of a physician who authorizes the acquisition of an automated external defibrillator.

1999

When a person or entity acquires an automated external defibrillator, the person or entity shall notify the local emergency medical services provider of the existence, location, and type of automated external defibrillator.

1999

A person or entity that provides emergency care to a person in cardiac arrest by using an automated external defibrillator shall promptly notify the local emergency medical services provider.

1999

A person or entity that owns or leases an automated external defibrillator shall maintain and test the automated external defibrillator according to the manufacturer’s guidelines.

1999

A private school shall provide instruction to students in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator in a manner consistent with the requirements of this section and State Board of Education rules adopted under this section.

1995

HB 580 

1999

Establishes immunity protection and AED placement requirements.

Defines Automated External Defibrillator.

1999

1999

Outlines instructions to ensure the public health and safety for a person that acquires an AED.

The information posted on our website is not intended as legal advice and may contain inaccurate or incomplete information. We encourage you to contact your state representative should you require more information.

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