One of the most important life saving devices that you can find for your home or business is a defibrillator.
What is a defibrillator?
A defibrillator or AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) is a device that delivers an electric current to the heart for treatment for life life threatening cardiac dysrhythmia. This shock to the heart re-establishes the normal conduction of the heart’s electrical impulse.
If you are looking for a defibrillator for your business premises or for your home, below we have a list of the 5 best automatic external defibrillators 2017
5 Best Defibrillators 2017
Defibtech Lifeline VIEW / ECG AED
The Lifeline VIEW and ECG! is one of the newest AED’s on the market for 2017 from Defibtech. What makes this defibrillator different to many others on the market is the fact that it has a full color video screen. This colored screen along with loud and clear voice prompts help you to guide you through the resuscitation procedure. The video screen with is 3” by 2.25” walks you through the each step of the defibrillation process.
This AED is lightweight and portable and is suitable for adults and alternative pads for children are also available.
The Defibtech Lifeline VIEW / ECG AED has an 8 year warranty. The model comes with a battery pack, adult electrode pads and operating guide.
HeartSine® Samaritan® PAD 450P
The 450P by Heartsine has an integrated CPR rate advisor and is one of the smallest AEDs on the market. It is a durable life saving device that comes with an 8 year warranty.
The CPR rate advisor provides the rescuer with live feedback on performing CPR at the correct rate. The audio and visual guide on the 450P device will announce if the person carrying out CPR needs to push faster or to push slower. The gauge on the Heartsine defibrillator will provide real time guidance on the rate of compressions.
Adult pads and pediatric pads are available for the resuscitation of both adults and minors using the 450P.
ZOLL AED Plus®
The Zoll AED Plus is is a leading defibrillator suitable for commercial and public buildings. One of the best features of using a Zoll life saving product is the fact that the company provides excellent customer service and support.
The Zoll AED Plus defibrillator has a high resolution LCD display that allows those carrying out CPR to visualize the patient’s ECG. There is a real time feedback function which allows responders to see and hear how the resuscitation process is working. The Zoll AED can show the rate and depth of chest compressions during the CPR.
The Zoll AED Plus unit is well designed, compact and easily to move.
Adult and children’s AED pads can be purchased and used on the defibrillator by Zoll.
The Zoll AED Plus is a very good AED and is highly recommended for public and commercial locations.
Philips HeartStart Home Defibrillator (AED)
The Philips HeartStart is a defibrillator designed for use in the home. One of the unique features of this defibrillator is the fact that it runs daily self-tests to make sure it is ready for work and the battery is at the correct charge to perform life saving defibrillation.
As with most AEDs, the Philips HeartStart has a guidance feature to help guide you through a cardiac emergency on a step by step basis.
The Heartstart AED by Philips has a calm, clear voice to instruct the rescuer to keep you on the right direction for performing CPR.
This AED has intelligent sensors that can deliver the right therapy at the right time for the person suffering a cardiac arrest.
Philips OnSite Business Package
The Philips OnSite Business Package has an AED similar to the HeartStart Home defibrillator. This AED is the OnSite version of the Heartstart, which is more durable and uses a combination of high current and lower energy doses to minimize the effects that can be harmful to the heart.
The HeartStart OnSite has graphics-based visual instructions and are designed to communicate with only minimum reading needed. For this reason, this device is perfect for multinational businesses that have employees who are not fluent in the language of the device. They will still be able to follow the graphics based commands and prompts.
The Philips OnSite Business package comes with a slim carry case for the AED. 1 set of adult electrodes, a cabinet with an alarm and signs.
Overall this is a good all round package for public and corporate locations.