We have all seen movies and TV shows where a doctor yells “clear” before a person receives treatment from a Defibrillator. You will also be warned to “stand clear” when using an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) in a real-life emergency situation in your workplace or… Read More »Why do Defibrillators say clear?
Will a defibrillator shock a beating heart? No. Defibrillators have advanced technology that determines whether the heart requires a shock or not. If there is a regular heart signal it will not shock the heart. Having a Defibrillator within 3-4 minutes of a patient could… Read More »Will a Defibrillator shock a beating heart?
There are so many Defibrillators (or AED’s) out there. To the untrained eye, it can be hard to see the difference between them all and figure out which is best for your workplace. We’ve written this article to help. We also have a Defibrillator Selector… Read More »Which Defibrillator is best?
Yes! Defibrillators can and should be used on a non-breathing, unresponsive person with a Defibrillator in an emergency. Why? If a person with a pacemaker or an ICD is not breathing and unresponsive, it’s probable that their device is malfunctioning or is not able to… Read More »Can Defibrillators be used with Pacemakers?
The short answer is no. Defibrillator pads are useable one time only. Defibrillator pads contain gels that help them stick to the body and that provide a conducting agent between the defibrillator and the patient. Once they are used, they are not able to stick… Read More »Are Defibrillator Pads Reusable?
You might wonder, are the batteries in our Defibrillators rechargeable? Certain Defibrillators used by paramedics and medical professionals have rechargeable batteries. However, Defibrillators used in the general public generally do not have rechargeable batteries? Why not? A key reason is low maintenance. Most of our… Read More »Are Defibrillator Batteries Rechargeable?