Which defibrillator model to choose ?
The defibrillator is a medical device that plays an essential role in first aid operations. Consisting of an electrical block and two electrodes, it is used to deliver a brief electric shock to patients with an abnormal heart rhythm. The defibrillator exists under several models.
In this context, it is not always easy to choose your own. To facilitate this choice, we will present the main models of defibrillators and give some elements to consider when choosing yours.
The different models of defibrillators
The main defibrillators used today are the automated external defibrillators (AED). The Zoll AED Plus is a benchmark defibrillator for AEDs. However, it is important to note that there are 2 types of AEDs. On the one hand, we have the fully automatic defibrillator (AED) and on the other hand the semi-automatic defibrillator (AED).
These two types of defibrillators have some differences in their operating mode. The AED is used to analyze the victim’s heart rhythm, while the AED is used to analyze the electrical activity of the victim’s heart. In any case, in order to choose one or the other of these models, we will base ourselves on certain criteria.
The main selection criteria
These are the criteria on which you should not make concessions when choosing your defibrillator model. Among these, there is first the reliability of the defibrillator. This is reflected in the quality of the elements that constitute it.
Then there is the reliability of the manufacturer, which is generally deduced from its experience in the field, as is the case for your company. Another criterion not to be neglected is the presence of a branch in France. This will attest to the manufacturer’s recognition by the competent authorities. The defibrillator manufacturer must also have facilities for testing its devices.
Finally, we will verify that the manufacturer practices a reasonable cost policy.
Other selection criteria
Apart from those mentioned above, there are other criteria to consider when choosing your defibrillator model. For example, the accessibility of the defibrillator is essentially defined by its location. Then we will evaluate the environment in which the device is used. When choosing a defibrillator model, one should also consider certain accessories or functionalities.
While not critical, they do help make the defibrillator more convenient. We are talking here about elements such as wifi or the electrocardiogram (ECG) function.