AED Should you Take Notice?
AED or Automated External Defibrillators is a tool that can assist with heart attacks or sudden cardiac arrest. Heart Attacks and Sudden Cardiac Arrests are common life threatening emergency that can happen anytime, any place.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest is different to a heart attack due to the fact that the heart suddenly stops beating altogether, whereas blood can still flow during a heart attack. Sudden Cardiac Arrest can occur after a heart attack.
AED’s can prevent death resulting from a Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
How does it work?
Automated External Defibrillator (AED) works by using a built-in computer that checks a victim’s heart rhythm through adhesive electrodes. The computer calculates whether defibrillation is needed.
If it is, a recorded voice prompts the rescuer to press the shock button on the AED. This shock momentarily stuns the heart and stops all activity. It gives the heart the chance to resume beating effectively. Audible prompts guide the user through the process. AEDs advise a shock only for ventricular fibrillation or another life-threatening condition called pulseless ventricular tachycardia
Where is your closest AED?
It is ideal to know where your closest AED to your worplace or site incase it is required for a medical event. Many businesses within New Zealand have AEDs available and registered for public use, you can find them by searching you location at
https://aedlocations.co.nz/ or google AED location.
When you search your address a map with the nearest AED locations shows up with information of contact details & positioning appears.