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  • AED ratings

    Does anyone have any recommendations on which automatic external defibrillator to buy? Price isn't a huge concern, but overall reliability and battery life.

    thanks,

    Sarah

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    Re: AED ratings

    I don't have a preference, but I'm sure others do. If you are looking for a unit that will help children, there are only one or two manufacturers with that claim. See my previous posts for a thread to Philips.

    Otherwise, I would look at "Consumer Report" for comparisons. They may not have done a study, yet. But they may be encouraged to do one as AED's are becoming more popular.

    Good Luck,
    Sharon

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      Re: AED ratings

      thanks, sharon.

      it is for an adult (by definition, anyway )

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        Re: AED ratings

        I found the best place to buy AEDS! Cabinets and Pedi Pads for schools and homes. (parents keep one in your car maybe)

        I am a school district nurse in Duluth, MN and have spent about the entire (!!!) fall sports season pulling together all the protocol info from 16 schools and 20 of our nurses only to stumble across a site that has 3 model protocols posted. I was amazed to see the wealth of information & intelligent based articles on Cardiac issues. the site is called www.MomsTeam.com. Since I am a cardiac trained RN I will tell you this is very good information for all of us and it is FREE.

        Then the best part they sell the AEDs for dollars over the wholesale price. Give them a try if you need top quality AEDs for a great Price.

        Georgina Brewster (Georgie) RN, MBA
        Georgina Brewster, RN
        Duluth, MN

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