Myths

Myth: AEDS are expensive or hard to obtain.

Fact:  Most AEDs cost about $1,000, depending on the brand.  A simple internet search can identify a local vendor who will provide numerous choices of manufacturers.  Many companies offer CPR training and ongoing AED maintenance as part of their service.

2017-07-10T05:19:19+00:00July 10th, 2017|Categories: |

Myth: AEDs can hurt people by shocking them inappropriately

Fact:  People in cardiac arrest are clinically dead.  Your actions can only help.  AEDs are safe and effective and will not shock the heart unless a shock is medically needed to restore a heartbeat.  The AED makes the choice to apply the shock, not the user.

2017-07-10T05:17:34+00:00July 10th, 2017|Categories: |

Myth: If I put the pads on wrong, or make another mistake, I will get sued.

Fact:  The AED pads have pictures that explain where to apply the pads.  If the pads are not properly applied, the AED will ask the user to correct their placement.    Generally speaking, our legal system provides nationwide Good Samaritan protection, exempting anyone from liability who renders emergency treatment with a defibrillator in an effort to

2017-07-10T05:13:11+00:00July 10th, 2017|Categories: |