AED + CPR Training Centre
- The Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a computerized medical device.
- An AED is a device that checks a person’s heart rhythm and can recognize a rhythm that
requires a shock – notifying the rescuer when a shock is needed.
- The AED uses voice prompts, lights and text messages to provide the rescuer with step by step instructions.
- Each year, approximately 7,000 Ontarians will experience cardiac arrest.
- Up to 85% of cardiac arrests occur at home or in public places.
- Almost half of cardiac arrests are witnessed by a family member or friend.
- Cardiac arrest survival rates are improved by 30% when defibrillation is used in conjunction with CPR in the first few minutes.