Zoll AED Plus [Best] $2,100 7-year 5yr ($177) 2yr ($99) N/A ($75) $2,277 $2,673
HeartSine Samaritan PAD 350P [Economical] $1,315 8-year 4yr ($186) 4yr ($221) N/A $1,687 $2,129
Physio-Control LIFEPAK CR2 [Bi-Lingual] $1,745 8-year 4yr ($186) 4yr ($221) N/A $2,117 $2,559
Cardiac Science G5 $1,820 8-year 2yr ($69) 2yr ($102) 4yr ($395) $2,491 $2,899
Philips OnSite $1,470 8-year 2yr ($69) 2yr ($102) 4yr ($395) $1,921 $2,369
Defibtech Lifeline $1,245 8-year 2yr ($60) 2yr ($105) 5yr ($169) $1,654 $2,074

What is an AED?

Before you start comparing AEDs, it's helpful to understand what AED's are. An AED stands for automated external defibrillators. AED's are a device that can be used when an individual goes into cardiac arrest. An AED can detect abnormal heart rhythms such as ventricular fibrillation and use an electrical current to try and restore the heart to a normal rhythm. Following delivery of shock to the patient, some AED's will even coach you through CPR and then prompt you after several cycles of CPR to stand clear while it reanalyzes the heart rhythm.

In short, an AED is used to save lives when someone also needs CPR. The use of AED's have increased survival rates of people experiencing cardiac arrest significantly. National survival rates are 8% but when high quality CPR and an AED are used survival rates can increase to 60-80%. AED's are incredible devices that are well worth the investment to potentially save a life.

Why do I need an AED?

AED's save lives every day and that's the main reason people seek to own them. However, there are a few more reasons why you should consider getting an AED.

  • Mounting evidence is showing that not having an AED may put your organization at greater risk of liability. Just like having hand rails on stairs is due diligence for any property owner, having an AED in gymnasiums, remote locations, churches, and nursing homes is becoming a part of modern standards of due diligence.
  • AEDs are meant for the community- not only healthcare professionals. AED's are designed for anyone to use and are very simple to operate.
  • One day it could be your life or that of a loved one that will need an AED. Will you have access to one?

Our AED Program Management helps you maintain 1 or 100 automated defibrillators and stay compliant with Federal and State laws. These laws vary, but typically include:

  • a prescription to purchase the device
  • a licensed doctor who oversees the program
  • a written order / program policy template of how to use and maintain the device
  • notification to local EMS of the placement of the device
  • notification of any significant changes in the laws or guidelines that affect your program
  • event review of any use of the AED and reporting of that information to proper authorities.

If you don't have an AED, make sure you compare AEDs before you buy. It's not a one-size-fits-all. They all have different features which meet different needs. Some AED's may cost less up front but more overtime and vice versa. Some AED's may be more user friendly for your location and some may have thoughtful customizations specific to your environment. We do our best to help you compare all AED's on the market and find the one that checks your boxes.