Which model of defibrillator to choose

Which model of defibrillator to choose ?

The defibrillator is a medical device that plays an essential role in first aid operations. Composed of an electrical block and two electrodes, it is used to deliver a short electric shock to patients with an abnormal heart rhythm. The defibrillator exists in several models.

In this context, it is not always easy to choose your own. To make this choice easier for you, we will present the main models of defibrillators and give some elements to consider to choose yours.

The different models of defibrillators

The main defibrillators used today are the automated external defibrillators (AED). In terms of AEDs, the Zoll AED Plus is a reference defibrillator. However, it is important to note that there are 2 types of AEDs. On the one hand, there is the fully automatic defibrillator (AED) and on the other hand the semi-automatic defibrillator (AED).

These two types of defibrillators have some differences in their mode of operation. Thus the AED is used to analyze the victim’s heart rhythm, while the AED is used to analyze the electrical activity of the victim’s heart. In any case, to choose one or the other of these models, we will base ourselves on certain criteria.

The main selection criteria

These are the criteria on which you should not make concessions when choosing your defibrillator model. Among these, there is first the reliability of the defibrillator. This is reflected in the quality of the components that make it up. Then there is the reliability of the manufacturer which is generally deduced from his experience in the field as it is the case for your company.

Another criterion not to be neglected is the presence of a subsidiary in France. This will attest to the recognition of the manufacturer by the competent authorities. The defibrillator manufacturer must also have facilities for testing its devices.

Finally, we will check that the manufacturer has a reasonable cost policy.

Other selection criteria

In addition to the above, there are other criteria to consider when choosing a defibrillator model. This is the case, for example, for the accessibility of the defibrillator, which is essentially defined by its location. Then we will evaluate the environment in which the device is used. When choosing a defibrillator model, you may also want to consider certain accessories or features. Although they are not decisive, they still contribute to making the defibrillator more practical.

We are talking about elements such as wifi or the electrocardiogram (ECG) function.