Learn about AEDs for National Heart Month

People practice using an AED, watched by a trainer

February is National Heart Month, so we're trying to raise awareness and build confidence in using automated external defibrillators (AEDs).

Did you know that every year, 30,000 people have a cardiac arrest outside hospital*? 

And that prompt use of an AED (within 3–5 minutes of collapse), combined with chest compressions, can lead to survival rates of 50 to 75 per cent**?

You can help us support National Heart Month by reading our questions and answers on AEDs:

Learn more about AEDs

We offer several ways to learn about AEDs, including:

Find out more about our AED training options

Buy or lease an AED for your workplace

We also have a variety of AED models available for lease and purchase.

For further information about buying or leasing and AED, call our sales team on 0845 485 6357 or email rctsales@redcross.org.uk

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* British Heart Foundation
** European Resuscitation Council Guidelines for Resuscitation 2015 – Section 2

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