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defibrillator

 [de-fib´rĭ-la″ter]
an apparatus used to produce defibrillation by application of brief electroshock to the heart, directly or through electrodes placed on the chest wall.
automatic external defibrillator (AED) a portable defibrillator designed to be automated such that it can be used by persons without substantial medical training who are responding to a cardiac emergency.
automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (AICD) (implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD)) an implantable device that detects sustained ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation and terminates it by a shock or shocks delivered directly to the myocardium, thus preventing sudden cardiac death. Three different types of electrodes may be used: a superior vena cava spring lead, a transvenous bipolar electrode, and a ventricular patch lead. One third of the patients who have had this device implanted have received spontaneous device countershocks. Other reported side effects are similar to those of pacemakers.

automatic external defibrillator (AED)

a portable defibrillator designed to be automated such that it can be used by persons without substantial medical training who are responding to a cardiac emergency.

automatic external defibrillator

Smart defibrillator Cardiology A device designed to monitor the heart's electric activity and, if ventricular fibrillation is identified, deliver an electric shock. See Defibrillator, Ventricular fibrillation.

au·to·mat·ic ex·ter·nal de·fib·ril·la·tor

(AED) (aw'tō-mat'ik eks-tĕr'năl dē-fib'ri-lā-tŏr)
Device used to administer electric shock to arrest fibrillation of the atria or ventricles and restore normal heart rhythm; can be used by technicians without medical training.

au·to·mat·ic ex·ter·nal de·fib·ril·la·tor

(AED) (aw'tō-mat'ik eks-tĕr'năl dē-fib'ri-lā-tŏr)
Device used to administer electric shock to arrest fibrillation of the atria or ventricles and restore normal heart rhythm; can be used by technicians without medical training.
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b) An employee of a health studio who renders emergency care or treatment is not liable for civil damages resulting from the use or attempted use of an automatic external defibrillator, except in the case of personal injury or wrongful death that results from gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct on the part of the person who uses, attempts to use an automatic external defibrillator to render emergency care or treatment.
which operates as Philips Medical Systems and Philips Healthcare, sold compromised automatic external defibrillators and Q-CPR Meters in violation of current Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic (FD&C) Act good manufacturing practice requirements.
MSgt Sublette ensures all 355 FSS facility Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) are properly maintained and inspected.
First utilized in pacemakers during the 1960s, primary lithium batteries are currently found in a variety of medical devices, from automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) to surgical saws, drills, robotic inspection systems, RFID asset tracking tags, infusion pumps, bone growth stimulators, glucose monitors, blood oxygen meters, cauterizers, and various remote sensors.
Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) are to be placed on fire engines and kept at key locations across the region, including Coventry.
So far, four automatic external defibrillators have been placed on fire engines from Seahouses, Hexham, Pon-teland and Morpeth - and by the end of October a further seven will be fitted and ready for use.
Automatic external defibrillators have been provided on board fire engines based in Seahouses, Hexham, Ponteland and Morpeth - with a further seven due to be fitted and ready for use by the end of October.
Cub Foods and Allina first joined forces earlier this year when Allina's Heart Safe Communities program facilitated the installation of Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) in 75 Cub Foods stores throughout the region.
However, while other retailers must sometimes confine such offerings because of their concerns about space, the e-q life stores offer expansive selections of products that range from blood glucose monitors to automatic external defibrillators.
The three partners have done considerable research on the subject since encountering a similar case involving the sudden death of a high school athlete, and are now campaigning for the availability of automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) in all public schools and buildings.
Owners also insist that today's security guards be rehearsed in several first-aid measures, including CPR and the use of automatic external defibrillators, which can save the life of a heart attack victim.

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