Project Heart Start does not endorse or recommend any one particular model of AED or manufacturer of AEDs.
As long as the AED selected for purchase meets the following criteria, it is acceptable for placement:
- Has received approval for use from the US Food and Drug Administration
- Is capable of recognizing cardiac arrest in the form of ventricular fibrillation or rapid ventricular tachycardia
- Is capable of determining whether defibrillation should be performed
- Automatically charges
- Is capable of delivering an electrical impulse to an individual’s heart
Most AEDs manufactured in the last 10 years in accordance with the guidelines above are acceptable for placement. Your consultation visit will include a discussion on this topic.
If you like to place an AED in your place of business, Project Heart Start has a working process in place with Philips (a national manufacturer and distributor of AEDs) that will allow you to easily order an AED and have it delivered directly to you. Once you have received your AED, a Project Heart Start trainer will meet with you to ensure its proper placement.