CANADA'S AED COMPANY
At Vita First Aid AEDs & Accessories our first priority is to help save lives by making AED’s more accessible. Our goal is to ensure our clients are expertly informed and advised regarding the AEDs they place in their homes, workplaces and public spaces.
What is an AED device and why should I have one?
An automated external defibrillator (AED) known as an AED device or an AED machine, is a device that checks a person’s heart and delivers an electric shock if it has stopped beating normally.
If a person suddenly collapses, they may be suffering from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). SCA is serious. It means that the person’s heart has stopped pumping blood and they need help fast. Having a portable defibrillator equips you to save a life!
The most important element in the treatment of SCA is to provide a rapid shock to their heart called defibrillation. An automated external defibrillator (AED) helps ordinary people to provide defibrillation quickly.
While we recommend that everyone receive training in CPR and using an AED, AEDs are designed to coach you through the process, even if you haven’t had training. The device determines if a shock is necessary and if it is, a calm, clear voice explains exactly what to do. It actively adapts the instructions to keep you on track. Intelligent sensors assess and automatically deliver the right shock, at the right time ‐ personalized to every man, woman, or child.