Who can use a defibrillator?
Operating a defibrillator doesn't require professional emergency worker training. Anyone, including laypersons, can use the device. The defibrillator guides the user through the resuscitation process with audio and visual prompts.
Using a defibrillator as an aid to resuscitation
Even if you have no prior experience with a defibrillator or CPR, you can still use it to help save a life. When a victim is experiencing ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation, it is better to use a defibrillator and act than to do nothing. The device will guide you through the steps you need to take. However, a basic understanding of using a defibrillator and CPR is essential to improve survival rates. Research indicates that a victim's chances of survival increase significantly when CPR begins within six minutes. The survival rate is 70% when CPR begins within this timeframe, but this rate decreases by 10% for every minute of delay.
Therefore, it's not about whether you are a professional but how quickly you act.
Defibrillators for non-professionals and professionals
There are different brands and models of defibrillators, each with distinctive appearances and internal mechanisms. Some defibrillators come with ECG displays that professionals can use. Browse our complete selection of defibrillators.