The Giz Wiz ... CLEAR!

Episode 1642 (2:01:33)


This week's gadget is the HeartHero Champion. HeartHero has developed a small, truly portable automated external defibrillator (AED). The survivability of public CPR is around 5%. Even though the AEDs you see inside a glass box on the wall at your school, work and in the airport, look intimidating they are easy to use. If you find yourself in a situation where you see someone who has collapsed in SCA, have someone call 911 while you grab the AED off the wall, take out the two large sticker pads which will show you where to place them on the person’s body and turn on the device. From there, the device will walk you through the steps. If the person would benefit from a shock, a shock will be given. If not, keep providing CPR until the paramedics arrive. Almost 70% of SCA events occur at home and 86 million Americans have risk factors for SCA. The next generation of AED is coming.  

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