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The Best Home Defibrillators | Your Guide to Home AEDs

Whether you’re just looking for peace of mind for yourself and your family, or perhaps you have a loved one with a serious heart condition, finding and investing in the best home defibrillator can be a genuinely life-changing decision. You’re quite literally increasing the chance of being able to save someone’s life should they suffer from cardiac arrest. It could be one of the most important purchases you ever decide to make. So we’re pleased to see you’re doing your research in order to find the best of the best!

But before we showcase some of the best home defibrillators on the market, let’s take at a few of the most commonly asked questions we receive from people wanting to invest in a defibrillator for their home.

Should I invest in a home defibrillator if I’m not a trained first aider?

For those not within the medical profession, and who have never previously experienced first aid training, these machines – otherwise known as AEDs, automated external defibrillators – can look slightly daunting. Given the pressure and severity of the situation they are used in, it’s no wonder that you may feel a little unsure about these devices.

However, you’ll be pleased to hear that the best home defibrillators actually require minimal, or even no training to use at all! To increase the chance of saving a life, manufacturers have combined clever technology to allow these devices to be used by practically anyone, anywhere and at any time. You’ll be relieved to hear that it’s actually impossible to administer someone with a shock from an AED unless their heart has actually stopped. We hope that puts your mind at ease!

What should I consider when purchasing an AED?

When you’re ready to purchase your defib, we recommend considering the following things first:

  • Where will you store your defibrillator?
    Some AEDs come with built-in cabinets which are easy to install in your home. Deciding where you’ll store it can be crucial in knowing which size or model you might want to invest in. Make sure everyone in your home knows exactly where it will be stored.
  • Who might need your defibrillator?
    If you have children in your home, you might want to consider investing in paediatric defibrillation pads, just in case. These are designed for children under eight years of age.
  • Check the warranty
    It’s worth looking at how long an AED is covered under warranty. As you’re purchasing your defib for home use only, it’s unlikely to be used often, therefore it’s wise to shop around for a longer warranty.
  • Training
    While an AED does not require training to be used, if you’ve bought one for your home it doesn’t hurt to run through a quick ‘how to use’ guide with your whole family, especially with young children. This will equip them with the knowledge that could potentially even save your life!

What is the best home defibrillator?

The reason you’re here! We understand that when it comes to saving a life, you’ll want to feel well equipped with only the best of the best. Which is why, in our opinion, for a home defib, we would suggest investing in a fully automated defibrillator with clear instructions, such as this model from CU Medical Systems.

Designed to be used by individuals without any first aid knowledge or training at all, your entire family will be in safe hands with this defib.

The NF1201 has clear verbal and visual instructions, guiding the user through the exact steps required throughout the entire rescue operation. It is one of the most user-friendly defibrillators on the market, which is why in our eyes it’s the best home defibrillator.

With a battery life of 200 shocks of four hours life, and a 5 year warranty on both the unit and the battery, this is a great option for any home.We hope you feel more at ease investing in your home defibrillator now. It can feel like an incredibly important and big purchase to make, so we advise anyone to put in the research before ordering. But as evidenced with the CU Medical Systems NF 1201, finding a high-quality AED doesn’t have to be as expensive as you might first imagine.

For further information and to discover our entire range of defibrillators and AEDs click here.

At Pronto Direct we also sell a wide range of accessories for your defib including pads and batteries. 

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