Cheapest Defibrillator for the home?

Fang_Farrier

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Seeing as you're gone to the cheapest in the a specialist defibrillator shop that comes up on a google search and it promises to price match anything cheaper, you're probably already found it.

But what is the nature of the ropey heart? Is it likely to fail into a shockable state? Not all heart problems are easily solved by an AED. You may be better just making usre those around you know CPR, cheaper in the long run.

Resus Council guidance here http://www.resus.org.uk/pages/aed.pdf
 

Grumblegrunt

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just have a flask of hot water and some cayenne pepper handy - look it up :)
 
#4
Don't know the brand , but the fearures look fairly standard. You may wish to consider, though, that as it is a piece of safety equipment, the old adage holds true - Pay as much as you can afford, and stick to a known brand - they will still be around for spares etc. in several years time when the pads need replacing etc. I do know the Company (Defibshop). Service is good, and they do training courses for staff etc. Make sure you get that as part of the package - no point having an AED if you need to look up the instructions when you need it!
 
#5
Seeing as you're gone to the cheapest in the a specialist defibrillator shop that comes up on a google search and it promises to price match anything cheaper, you're probably already found it.

But what is the nature of the ropey heart? Is it likely to fail into a shockable state? Not all heart problems are easily solved by an AED. You may be better just making usre those around you know CPR, cheaper in the long run.

Resus Council guidance here http://www.resus.org.uk/pages/aed.pdf
I agree. AEDs are only any good when someone has witnessed an arrest and can get the AED on, working swiftly to deliver a shock. Otherwise its good ole CPR. A blue heart wont start. So now the rationale is good quality compressions in VF and Pulseless VT. The use of Atropine has now been discarded and Adrenaline is way down the line in the algorithm of CPR.
Once ROSC achieved. wait 10/60 before moving the patient. Once you start moving patients, prognosis isnt usually good.

Out of hosp minimum reverisble causes are treatable.

Just how ropey is your heart? If you collapse indoors when no-one else around, who is going to use your AED.
 

Fang_Farrier

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#6
Of course you can always go for the very cheap option. The debrillator toaster!
 

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