Are Defibrillators safe?
Yes defibrillators are SAFE!
A defibrillator will not shock a patient unless their heart requires a shock, the way a defibrillator has been designed makes it fool proof, it analyses the heart of the patient to identify if the heart is fibrillating in an abnormal rhythm, if it finds this abnormal rhythm, then a shock is delivered.
If the defibrillator can’t find a fibrillating heart rhythm, then it will not shock the patient, making it 100% safe.
Defibrillators are now even considered safe for bystanders, if a bystander is touching a patient when a shock is delivered, then its been clinically proven to be safe for the patient as the intrinsic shock will not have enough energy to hurt a bystander. Oh we still don’t recommend touching the patient during the shock phase, as the prompts will tell you to stand clear at this point.