Automated External Defibrillators (AED) Topic Guide

Automated External Defibrillators (AED) Automated External Defibrillators (AED): Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are used when a person has had a heart attack or sudden cardiac arrest. It is a machine that instructs the user through the steps to defibrillate the victim. As more and more AEDs are placed in public places, more lives are saved from sudden cardiac arrest.