Automated external defibrillator (AED)

 

A heartbeat is triggered by electrical impulses. When these natural electrical impulses malfunction, the heart begins to beat erratically. This is called ventricullar vibrilation. Fibrillation means to twitch.

 

To stop the heart from twitching erratically, an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is used to deliver an electrical shock to disrupt the abdnormal twitching.

 

Ocean Spirit EFR provide training in the use of AED combined with CPR. Certifications are valid for a duration of 2 years and renewed through a refreshe course for another 2 years.