Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a medical device for quickly treating cardiac arrhythmias by delivering electric shocks. The special thing about an automated external defibrillator is that it can be used by anyone (the general public) – this is why an automated external defibrillator is also called a public access defibrillator. These kinds of AEDs can now be found throughout cities and communities, mainly in town halls or savings banks, so that this device can be accessed quickly in an emergency (first aid).
Using an automated external defibrillator within the first few minutes of a sudden cardiac arrest can increase the survival rate by up to 75% and save lives. To use the device correctly, you have to stick the enclosed 2 electrodes (following the short pictorial instructions on the device) onto the patient’s chest and then administer the life-saving shock by pressing a button. The only important thing here is that you do not touch the patient when delivering the shock, so that you do not enter the “electric field.”
With BDM75 and BDM75SE, Corscience is offering state-of-the-art defibrillation modules that can be easily integrated into existing systems.