Could you save someone's life with an automatic external defibrillator? It's easier than you think.
An Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) is a portable device that checks a person’s heart rhythm and sends an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm. AEDs are used to treat SCA and will only send a shock when one is required. An AED will not shock someone who has a normal heart rhythm. Importantly, AEDs are simple and easy to use by members of the public, with all the necessary instructions read out by the device. See how Sandy saved the life of a co-worker by simply knowing where the AED is in her office and following the directions.