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How old can you be to use an automated external defibrillator?

How old can you be to use an automated external defibrillator?

Old enough --: The use of AED is always in emergency as a matter of life and death correct? So remember first to call 911, then anybody who is old enough to act responsibly and with basic knowledge on the use of AED (it is self -instructed for the most part after it's turned on) can use AED and probably be a life saver! if you are the only witness to cardiac arrest. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Defibrillator (Definition)

Defibrillation is a common treatment for life-threatening cardiac dysrhythmias, ventricular fibrillation, and pulseless ventricular tachycardia. Defibrillation consists of delivering a therapeutic dose of electrical energy to the affected heart with a ...Read more


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What is the use of automated external defibrillators?

What is the use of automated external defibrillators?

Heart Rhythm: Aeds are used to restart a heart that stops beating or reset a heart that has a deadly arrythmia during a cardiac event. ...Read more

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Why are automated external defibrillators in the news?

Relatively new: They've only become available in the last 10 or so years and they're easy to use and have been shown to save lives. ...Read more

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Can automated external defibrillators be placed in the home?

Yes, but...: They are not usually covered by any insurance plans. They will cost anywhere from $800 to $1200 if you decide to purchase one. I advise that anyone who purchases one take a CPR class with instruction on using an aed. If you have to use one skill, you will probably have to use the other. Good luck! ...Read more

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Are automated external defibrillators always 100 percent efficient?

Nothing is perfect: Nothing is perfect, and these devices are certainly not. It is amazing that usually, if the situation calls for defibrillation they correctly deliver the shock, and usually do not shock inappropriately. Unfortunately, due to the patient's disease status, defibrillation will not always succeed. ...Read more

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What are new automated external defibrillators for children?

What are new automated external defibrillators for children?

Visit following: http://www.zoll.com/medical-technology/defibrillation/rectilinear-biphasic-technology/pediatric/ hope this helps.

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How old must you be to use an automated external defibrillator? Should you be allowed to?

Old enough to hear: Numerous studies have shown that for the best designed automated defibrillators, schoolchildren readily learn the operation and safe use of the device. While it would be preferred to have a well-trained adult utilizing the device, i, for one, will take anybody out there in the event that I should need such a device. ...Read more

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How old must i be before i can use an aed(automated external defibrillator)?

Any age: Anyone who knows how to use it, can use it. It's not regulated by law. It stands to reason that if someone experiences a cardiac arrest, the most senior person who is available will take over. With adults, it may be a medical professional. If a child applies the AED and is the only one there, it may be life saving. If a trained adult arrives on scene, they will take over. ...Read more

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What age must you be to use an automated external defibrillator?

In years?: You must be old enough to understand what you're doing, how to do it, and why you're doing it. Basically, if you can read and understand directions, you're old enough. ...Read more