Friday, October 10, 2008


An Automated External Defibrillator or AED is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses the potentially life threatening cardiac arrhythmias of ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia in a patient, and is able to treat them through defibrillation, the application of electrical therapy which stops the arrhythmia, allowing the heart to reestablish an effective rhythm. This sign is placed at every location this device is available as it is here inside a South Miami hospital.

AEDs are designed to be simple to use for the layman, and the use of AEDs is taught in many first aid, first responder and basic life support (BLS) level CPR classes. It is argued that AEDs are better than CPR (mouth to mouth resuscitation... YUK!)

Well, I think the US financial sysem can use this right now.

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