This is a great question, and not a silly one at all. Just remember this rule: if the person is not breathing and has no pulse or has an irregular heartbeat, prepare to use the AED as soon as possible. If the person is breathing, regardless of whether they are responsive (conscious) or not responsive (unconscious), a defibrillator is not required.
Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) like the ones you can purchase in our online store are small computerised devices that analyse your heart rhythms via adhesive electrode pads attached to the person’s chest. The AED determines whether a shock is required and what size of shock is required to the heart and will then deliver the shock automatically. The shock delivered by the AED interrupts the chaotic rhythm of the heart and gives the heart the chance to return to its normal rhythm.
They only activate when necessary, eliminating the risk of a user error. They can be used anywhere by anyone to administer a life-saving shock with audio and visual prompts to guide first responders through the necessary steps. You cannot harm anyone by using a defibrillator, you can only help save their life.