Do you know the difference between CPR and AED?PRESTAN ASIA
Many people will get confused with CPR and AED. Is AED part of CPR or something different? Am I still need to do CPR after applying AED? What is the difference between AED and CPR?
Read through this article and you will know the answers.
What is CPR and AED?
The full form of CPR is the Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation. CPR is performed by pressing the chest of a person to prevent body organs from dying. Timely performance of CPR greatly reduces the risk of brain damage.
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AED means Automated External Defibrillator, a device that complements CPR. It is used when a person’s heartbeat is abnormal or has stopped beating.
What is the difference between CPR and AED?
CPR helps to maintain blood flow. It helps to pump blood that contains oxygen from the lungs to the rest of our body. AED is used to regain the natural rhythm of the heartbeat and restart the victim’s heart.
If the AED recommends to deliver a shock to the victim, make sure there is no one touching the victim. Once clear, press the ‘shock’ button. Begin CPR after delivering the shock.
If no shock is advised, you can start to perform CPR and continue to follow the AED’s prompts.
According to The American Heart Association, the survival rate of the victim nearly doubles when AED is administered along with CPR.
Remember an AED can save lives !