Guide to defibrillators

A defibrillator in action

What is an automated external defibrillator (AED)?

An AED is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses and treats life threatening cardiac arrhythmias through the application of electrical therapy, allowing the heart to re-establish an effective rhythm.

AEDs are easy to use and could be the best investment you ever make.

Why should you have a defibrillator?

Immediate defibrillation can be the difference between a life lost and a life saved.

  • Around 30,000 people have a cardiac arrest each year outside the confines of a hospital
  • The chance of survival after the heart stops falls by around 10% for every minute that passes without defibrillation
  • It can take the emergency services several minutes (and sometimes longer) to arrive.

Why buy your defibrillator from St John Ambulance?

Trusted: St John Ambulance is the nation's leading first aid organisation and the UK's biggest reseller of defibrillators to the public and private sectors

Wide range: Our range of AED units offers the widest choice, with features appropriate for any users and environments

Impartial advice: If you're not sure which unit is best for you, our trained advisors will provide friendly guidance to help you make the right choice

Product demonstration: We are happy to provide a free on-site practical demonstration of defibrillators to help you find the right AED

Price promise: Our price match promise guarantees that you won't get the same AED for less anywhere else*

Affordable options: We have a a selection of defibrillators to cater for different budgets in the workplace, and our sales team are more than happy to discuss the best option to suit your needs.

Free training: When you buy an AED from St John Ambulance, we'll train one person to use it and perform CPR absolutely free*

Free delivery: We will deliver your chosen defibrillator to you at no extra cost**

* Terms and conditions apply. Contact us for further details.
** Free standard delivery applies to all orders over £150 within the UK. Terms and conditions apply.

It can be the difference between a life lost and a life saved

Tim Rose, Site Manager for Friends Provident, successfully used an AED and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), learned on a St John Ambulance training course, to save someone’s life when they suffered a heart attack in the workplace.

How to use a defibrillator

Using a defibrillator

Our in-house expert Clive James gave a demonstration on BBC Breakfast on how to use a defibrillator.

The devices are not just for doctors and can be found in public places like supermarkets, airports and train stations.

Frequently asked questions

To help you understand about defibrillation and defibrillators (AEDs), we have put together a list of questions we get asked most often. They have been broken up into three sections for your benefit.

Section 1 - What is an AED and why should I have one?

Section 2 - The ease of using an AED

Section 3 - Technical questions

Exclusively for 2013

We now have discounted training and defibrillator packages suited for your workplace.

Option 1

  • Zoll AED Plus Automated External Defibrillator*
  • Including wall bracket, carry case and responder kit
  • Plus one person trained FREE on a scheduled four-hour AED course.
£1195
plus VAT
 

Option 2

  • Zoll AED Plus Automated External Defibrillator*
  • Including wall bracket, carry case and responder kit
  • Plus up to eight people trained on a two-hour AED Requalification course.

Previous four-hour AED training required. For groups larger than eight people call us to discuss options.

£1495
plus VAT
  

Option 3

  • Zoll AED Plus Automated External Defibrillator*
  • Including wall bracket, carry case and responder kit
  • Plus up to eight people trained on a comprehensive four-hour AED course.

For groups larger than eight people, call us to discuss options.

£1695
plus VAT
 

Please call 0844 770 4800 for more information or to arrange a FREE demonstration on your company premises.

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