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 to compare AEDs, we want to make sure you understand what one does. An AED stands for automated external defibrillators, and it's a device that can detect abnormal heart rhythms known as ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia, and then uses an electrical current to restore a normal heart rhythm.

Basically, an AED is what's used to save lives when someone also needs CPR. The use of an AED has increased survival rates of cardiac arrest patients significantly. National survival rates are 8% but high quality CPR with an AED can increase survival rates to 60-80%. 

Why do I need an AED?

You mean aside from the fact that it could save a life? Ok, here's a few more reasons why you should consider getting an AED before you move on to compare AEDs.

  • Mounting evidence is showing that not having an AED may put your organization at greater risk of liability.
  • AEDs are not meant for healthcare professionals. They were devices made to be used by and implemented in the community.
  • One day it could be your life or that of a loved one that will need an AED.

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:

  • prescription to purchase the device
  • licensed doctor who manages the program
  • 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 because before you buy. It's not a one-size-fits-all. They all have different features which meet different needs.