AED units and how you get one

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CPR and AED in Cardiac Emergencies

The Role of CPR and AED

CPR Explanation: CPR alone is insufficient to restart the heart during cardiac emergencies.

Need for AED: An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is required in conjunction with CPR.

Arrival of AED: AEDs can be sourced from EMS, community responders, businesses, airports, etc.

Chain of Survival: AED usage forms the critical third link in the chain of survival.

Training for First Aid Responders

Accessibility of AED: While it's unlikely for individuals to possess an AED, acquiring one is strongly recommended.

Immediate EMS Contact: Notify emergency medical services promptly when encountering a non-breathing individual.

Rapid Response: EMS teams will strive to reach you swiftly, as time is crucial.

AED Functionality

Interrupting Cardiac Quivering: The AED is designed to halt the chaotic, pulseless quivering of a heart in cardiac arrest.

Normalizing Heart Rhythm: The aim is to restore a normal heart rhythm.

Paramedic Intervention: Paramedics can administer lifesaving medications in addition to AED usage.