All AED brands are designed to offer immediate first aid, but Georgia CPR has chosen Philips based on research and ratings that rank it as the best choice for ease of use, product reliability, product efficacy, and manufacturer service and support.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.
Before you buy any AED, consider the available information from scientifically conducted studies:
- “When Every Minute Counts, All Automatic External Defibrillators Are Not Created Equal” by Anthony D. Andre, Ph.D.
- “Efficacy of Lower-Energy Biphasic shocks for Transthoracic Defibrillation” by Higgins, et al
- A Summary Of Randomized Out-Of-Hospital Biphasic Defibrillation Trials.
Before you purchase an Automated External Defibrillator, do a Google search on “defibrillator recalls.” Also review manufacturer recall information so you know which brands have issues and recalls on their AED equipment in the past. An easy way to do this is at an independent review site:
Begin your review with a year and month, then hit both CONTROL+F and type the word “defibrillator.” Hit return and you’ll find important recall information on various models of public AEDs–the results will speak for themselves.
IMPROVING THE ODDS OF SURVIVAL: CPR + AED.
For every minute after the heart has stopped, the patient loses 10% of his chance to survive. Thus, after ten minutes waiting for Paramedics–the persons chances for survival are poor. CPR training and the use of a defibrillator can significantly increase this person’s chance of survival.