What is an AED?

The automated external defibrillator (AED) is a computerized medical device that checks a person’s heart rhythm, recognizes a rhythm that requires a shock and can advise the rescuer when a shock is needed. The AED uses voice prompts, lights and text messages to tell the rescuer the steps to take. 

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