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3 User-Friendly Functions Of The Best Portable AEDs

When someone is suffering from sudden cardiac arrest, the people around them have to act quickly to get their heart regenerated with electrical defibrillators. Unfortunately, most people do not have an automated external defibrillator on hand, but evolutions in technology have made heart defibrillation a more accessible thing in the form of portable AED (automated external defibrillator) devices. If you are investing in a portable AED for your business, home, or care facility, it is a must that it is user-friendly, or having it on hand during an emergency may not do a lot of good. Check out three of the user-friendly features of the best AED devices. 

The AED offers both visual and voice prompts. 

In an emergency situation, it is easy to panic and lose all sense of what you need to do. If the AED you are using is simple to use, that is great, but having an AED that guides you through the process of using the device is even better. The best AEDs actually offer both visual and voice prompts. The screen will give you instructions on what to do with either on-screen images or text, and it will actually speak instructions to you. For example, the device may give simple voice commands like, "Attach defib pads to the patient."  

The AED provides only a few buttons to push. 

In the middle of trying to use a portable AED, if you have to wrestle with a bunch of buttons, it is easy to get flustered and confused. Therefore, devices that have only basic buttons are best. For example, the Portable Heartsine AED offers only on/off buttons and a shock button. It is not so easy to get confused if all you have to do is turn the unit on and touch the button to generate a shock to the patient's heart. You can find this type of defibrillator at sites like http://www.stopheartattack.com.

The AED has flashing indicator lights so you know when it's ready. 

Flashing indicator lights will give you a visual signal that the device is powered up and ready to perform action on the patient. Not only will you be guided by text and voice commands, but you will also have that alert-inducing light flash to let you know that the unit is ready to do what you need it to do in the dire situation. In the event you have to deliver multiple shocks, this light tells you when power has been regenerated.