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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.

Featured AEDs and AED Defibrillators

Philips HeartStart OnSite AED Defibrillator

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ZOLL AED Plus

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Illinois State AED Law

Summary of Requirements

Physician

Must have involvement of an Illinois licensed physician to ensure AED compliance.

An automated external defibrillator should be used only by trained AED users.

CPR/AED Training

The automated external defibrillator must be registered with the EMS system hospital in the vicinity of where the AED will primarily be located which shall oversee utilization of the AED and ensure that training and maintenance requirements are met.

A person in possession of an automated external defibrillator shall notify an agent of the local emergency communications or vehicle dispatch center of the existence, location, and type of the AED.

EMS Notification

The automated external defibrillator must be maintained and tested according to the manufacturer's guidelines.

Maintenance Program

Any person who renders out-of-hospital emergency care or treatment to a person in sudden cardiac arrest by using an automated external defibrillator must activate the EMS system as soon as possible and report any clinical use of the AED.

Notification of Use

Good Samaritan Protection

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Purchaser

Rescuer

Physician

Trainer

No Current Legislation

IL Comp Stat § 410 ILCS 4/30 - 2015

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

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Summary

Outlines a comprehensive plan for training, certification, and credentialing of cardiac care providers in the use of AEDs.

2016

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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2016

Outlines AED requirements for police departments.

2015

The Illinois Department of Public Health shall maintain incident reports on automated external defibrillator use and conduct annual analyses of all related data. The Department shall adopt rules to carry out its responsibilities under this Act.

Outlines AED requirements for sheriff offices.

2016

2015

Outlines a comprehensive plan for training, certification, and credentialing of cardiac care providers in the use of AEDs.

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

2015

2014

Organization licensees (horse racing facilities) shall make available no less than 2 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) that are operational and accessible when backstretch workers are present at their racing facilities. At least one AED shall be placed in the paddock of their racing facilities. At least one AED shall be placed on the backstretch of their racing facilities.

2014

Outlines AED requirements for a facility that provides sedation or anesthesia.

2014

Outlines AED requirements for a physical fitness facility.

The General Assembly finds that timely attention in medical emergencies saves lives, and that trained use of automated external defibrillators in medical emergency response can increase the number of lives saved. It is the intent of the General Assembly to encourage training in lifesaving first aid, to set standards for the use of automated external defibrillators and to encourage their use.

2015

2015

Defines: Automated External Defibrillator, Defibrillation, Person, Trained AED user, and Department.

2014

Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, training on how to properly administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (which training must be in accordance with standards of the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, or another nationally recognized certifying organization) and how to use an automated external defibrillator shall be included as a basis for curricula in all secondary schools in the state.

Outlines what actions violate the Physical Fitness Facility Medical Emergency Preparedness Act, and includes what punishment will follow upon violation.

2013

2013

Outlines AED requirements for a physical fitness facility.

2011

Defines: Automated External Defibrillator, Defibrillation, Person, Trained AED user, Emergency Medical Services, and Department.

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

2011

2011

AED use is reported in accordance with requirements for data collection and submission pursuant to 77 Ill. Adm. Code 515.350 (Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Center Code -Data Collection and Submission).

Outlines the requirements in order to be recognized as a trained AED user.

2011

2014

Outlines AED requirements for a facility that provides sedation or anesthesia.

2010

Outlines maintenance and training requirements for a physical fitness facility in order to ensure the public health and safety for others.

2010

Outlines AED maintenance requirements for physical fitness facilities.

2010

A facility possessing an AED shall notify an agent of the local emergency communications or vehicle dispatch center of the existence, location, and type of the automated external defibrillator.

2010

Outlines the instructions for the operator of a physical fitness facility to adopt. Includes a plan for responding to a medical emergency at the facility.

2010

Requires a written emergency response plan and an AED in dental offices that administer anesthesia or sedation.

2007

Revises Good Samaritan protection to provide immunity for an agency, organization, or individual who sponsors, authorizes, supports, finances, or supervises the training of persons in the use of automated external defibrillators. Provides for similar immunity for an individual who teaches such a course of instruction.

Creates the Physical Fitness Facility Medical Emergency Preparedness Act also known as the Colleen O’Sullivan Law – Requires various indoor physical fitness facilities to have at least one automated external defibrillator. This law does not include health facilities that serve less than 100 individuals, or that is located in a hospital, hotel/motel or any outdoor facility. It also does not apply to facilities that do not employ people who instruct, train or assist people who use the facility. The facilities that are required to have an AED on-site must have had a written emergency response plan in place by July 1, 2005.

2005

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