AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators)
Thinking about buying an AED?
We can help you find the right AED for your home or office at a great price, and we’ll even help you set it up!
An AED (automated external defibrillator) is a portable, lightweight, electronic life-saving device that delivers an electric shock through the chest to the heart after sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). The shock can potentially correct an irregular heart beat (arrhythmia) and allow a normal rhythm to resume, thereby saving the person’s life. AEDs provide voice-assisted guidance and analyze heart rhythms, so that everyday people can easily use them.
Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when the electrical impulses that cause the heart to contract rhythmically are disrupted. This can occur with little or no warning. Without medical attention, victims quickly lose consciousness, stop breathing, and die. About 80% of cardiac arrest happens outside of a hospital, where no medical personnel are available. Bystander CPR and AED use are critical in these situations. Certain arrhythmias (abnormal electrical impulses) can be corrected by an electric shock known as defibrillation. Early bystander CPR can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival, and AED use within the first 3-5 minutes of a sudden cardiac arrest have been shown to increase survival rates from approximately 5% to 74%!
AEDs have a proven track record. They can save your life, and the lives of your family members, neighbors, community members, colleagues, clients, and employees. Having an AED onsite – whether in your home, school, office, gym, store, cafeteria, jobsite, warehouse, boat, or other location – is so important. And that’s exactly why we sell them.
Vive CPR offers AEDs, AED accessories, and replacement parts from the following AED manufacturers:
- Cardiac Science
Are you ready to buy an AED but don’t know which one is right for you? We’d be happy to review your environment, audience, and budget to provide you with our recommendation for the device that would best suit your needs. We can offer some of the best prices you’ll find for AEDs and AED packages. If you’re local, we even hand-deliver your AED and provide an in-service to review its setup, maintenance, and use.
Need help managing your AEDs? Vive CPR offers an AED Management Program through Arch that simplifies AED ownership and helps you stay in compliance with local and federal regulations. Program features include:
- AED registration with local EMS agency
- Medical direction where needed (no longer required by law in California)
- Post-event review and data management by a licensed physician
- Free loaner AED while AED data is downloaded and interpreted
- Data reporting to agencies on behalf of user
- Replacement AED pads for any AED used in a cardiac event
- Monthly AED check reminders
- Email reminders for expiring parts
- Easy online ordering of replacement parts
- Online tracking of trained responders including certification expiration dates
- Policies and procedures manual