AEDs are credited with saving many lives.
An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses and then treats potentially life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias. An AED administers electrical therapy (a process known as defibrillation) which stops the arrhythmia and allows the heart to establish a healthy rhythm. AEDs are an essential first-aid tool and are found in many public facilities. The AED is relatively simple to use; many first aid, first responder, and basic life support (BLS)-level CPR classes offer instruction in their use.
To learn more about locations of AED's in Maine or to register your AED please visit the Tri-County EMS website.