With only a little training, automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are extremely simple to use
If you learn to operate one automated external defibrillator (AED), you can pretty much operate them all. That said, with AED manufacturers being in competition with one another, they are also all trying to add “bells and whistles” to make their defibrillators unique (and, hopefully, better in some way).
Therefore, there are distinct differences in how different brands and different models of AEDs are used. But once you’ve learned how to operate one, if you remember to stay calm and breathe, you should be able to figure out how to operate most any brand and most any model of AED.
CPR-Twin Cities does not endorse any particular manufacturer, nor any particular model. However, for your convenience, here are some product demo videos, produced by a handful of major AED manufacturers.
AED demonstrations from various manufacturers
Philips HeartStart OnSite (available without a prescription)
Philips HeartStart Home (available without a prescription)
Philips HeartStart FRx (includes infant/child key)
Physio-Control LIFEPAK CR Plus (available in fully automatic and semi automatic models)
Zoll Fully Automatic AED Plus (available in fully automatic and semi automatic models)
What’s the purpose of performing CPR? What’s the purpose of using an AED? Get answers here.