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Installation of Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

What is an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)?

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An Automated External Defibrillator or AED is a device that allows a heart with potentially life threatening cardiac arrhythmias, including ventricular fibrillation, to return to a normal condition by applying electric shocks. Ventricular fibrillation is a condition where a ventricle is quivering, which then prevents blood from circulating through the entire body. First, when the electrode pads are applied to the patient, the device will automatically analyze the electrocardiogram waveform of the patient and decide whether or not electrical defibrillation treatment is required. Only when the patient needs the treatment, the device switches on when the operator presses the button. The device is designed not to switch on its own after deciding that the defibrillation treatment should not be conducted. The device is equipped with various safety functions for the operator, such as an automated voice warning system.


Facilities equipped with AEDs in Okayama City

Facilities equipped with AEDs in Okayama City are shown below. (as of end-MMM 2008)

  • Okayama City posts information on AED installation only when the relevant facilities in the city provide the information. Therefore, the list does not cover all AED-available facilities.
  • City-owned facilities include Public Facilities in Okayama City.

List by Type of Facility (HTML)

Inquiries

Okayama City Health and Welfare Bureau, Health Administration Division

  • Tel: 086-803-1250
  • Fax: 086-803-1756
  • E-mail:

Okayama City Social Welfare and Public Health Hall 7F 1-1-1 Shikata-cho,Okayama City, Okayama
Pref. 700-8546, Japan

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