Emergency Room Suite
Get the Attention you Need
The problem with heart disease is that the first symptom is often fatal.– Michael Phelps
An AED, or automated external defibrillator, is used to help those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. It’s a sophisticated yet easy-to-use medical device that can analyze the heart’s rhythm and, if necessary, deliver an electrical shock, or defibrillation, to help the heart re-establish an effective rhythm. At $600 this DIY version is a mere fraction of the cost of the commercial version.
Piece together a $30 EpiPen replacement – this consists of an auto-injector, a syringe, a 22-gauge hypodermic needle, and the epinephrine, which you will need to get from a prescription.
During cardiac arrest, hypoxia is a major risk. Administering off-the-shelf sports oxygen as part of your emergency kit can reduce the chances of brain damage after the patient is revived.