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Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for Home

An electronic defibulator with voice prompts that can be used to shock an unconscious person suffering a heart attack. Used by a caregiver or first responder, this can improve the chances of survival.

Advantages

    • can increase chance of survival

Disadvantages

  • batteries need to be checked on a regular basis
  • someone needs to call for medical assistance prior to starting defibulation
  • someone needs to be present to setup and administer the shocks
  • expensive