Automated external defibrillator: A device that automatically analyzes the heart rhythm and, if it detects a problem that may respond to an electrical shock, that permits a shock to be delivered to restore a normal heart rhythm. Abbreviated AED. Thanks to their small size and ease of use, AEDs have been installed in many settings (such as schools and airports) and serve a role in expanding the number of opportunities for life-saving defibrillation.
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Read about automated external defibrillators. How and when to use them to save the life of a person in cardiac arrest or having a heart attack.
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Defibrillator â€“ Automated External Defibrillators. Defibrillation is a widely used treatment for many life-threatening heart related problems including: cardiac ...
Highlights: Cardiac Arrest and Automated External Defibrillators [18 KB PDF *, 4 pages]. OSHA Technical Information Bulletin (TIB), (2001, December 17).