automated external defibrillator


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to automated external defibrillator: cardiopulmonary resuscitation

automated external defibrillator (AED),

a device available to trained first-responder personnel or laypeople; can provide electrical countershock to a victim with the appropriate dysrhythmia without requiring the user's making a decision.

automated external defibrillator (AED)

a portable apparatus used to restart a heart that has stopped. It is programmed to analyze cardiac rhythms automatically and indicate to a health professional when to deliver a defibrillating shock after the health professional has determined that no one is in contact with the patient.

automated external defibrillator

A portable electronic device which is used to monitor cardiac rhythm, diagnose life threatening arrhythmias (e.g., ventricular fibrillation), and automatically defibrillate by placing the pads directly on the patient’s unclothed chest.

automated external defibrillator

Emergency medicine A portable device designed for use by first-response personnel for out-of-hospital emergency treatment of Pts suffering from cardiac arrest. See First-response personnel.

au·to·ma·ted ex·ter·nal de·fib·ril·la·tor

(AED) (aw'tō-mā-tĕd eks-tĕr'năl dē-fib'ri-lā-tŏr)
Device that automatically analyzes the heart rhythm and if a problem is detected that may respond to an electric shock, permits a shock to be delivered to restore a normal heart rhythm.

automated external defibrillator

A device intended for use by non-medical persons trained in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for the emergency treatment of cardiac arrest caused by ventricular fibrillation especially in out-of-hospital situations.
References in periodicals archive ?
8 Overview Of The Key Companies in the Automated External Defibrillators (AED) Market 28
1 Corporate Automated External Defibrillator Market.
The AED Program Specifications(TM) describe minimum design, administrative and operational requirements needed to support effective and reasonable community-based defibrillation programs involving the use of automated external defibrillators.
While the market for Automated External Defibrillators is expanding dramatically and saving many lives - it is extremely important that society recognizes the difference between surgically implanted Internal Defibrillators versus External Defibrillators.
Atrus develops emergency response technologies to enable a more rapid lifesaving automated external defibrillator (AED) response within the community.
The carrier said that in 1997 it became the first US airline to equip its aircraft fleet with Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and this month it celebrates the 76 lives it has saved in that decade.
The European automated external defibrillators (AED) report defines and segments the concerned market in Europe with an analysis and forecast of the revenue.
Tenders are invited for Automated External Defibrillators (Aed) And Surface Mount Wall Cabinets.
com/research/rxznjk/micro_market) has announced the addition of the "Micro Market Monitor : North American Automated External Defibrillators (AED) Market" report to their offering.
A limited number of LIFEPAK CR[R] Plus Automated External Defibrillators are Affected
Contract notice: Supply of accessories and consumables for existing monitors and automated external defibrillators.
Includes sales of Philips' automated external defibrillators, St Jude Medical's pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), Volcano's intravascular ultrasound products and Maquet and eVent Medical's ventilators in Japan.

Full browser ?