Defibrillators are life-saving devices used to detect irregular heart rhythms. If an irregular rhythm is detected, the defib will send a shock to the heart of the patient. Defibrillators are incredibly beneficial in emergency situations. The chances of a patient surviving sudden cardiac arrest significantly increases when a defib is used during resuscitation compared to when CPR is used alone.
Modern models of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) will provide the rescuer with clear instructions of what to do throughout the entire resuscitation process—some will even help with instructions when it comes to performing CPR.
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