AED Rentals – Are You Equipped to Save a Life?


AED machine saves young girl's life.

Kylee Shea and the teachers that saved her life with an AED.

Obviously, automated external defibrillators (AEDs) save lives. Kylee Shea can attest to that.

At the age of 12, while at school, she collapsed in the hallway from a then undetected heart condition. Two quickly responding teachers, CPR, and the school’s AED have been credited for saving Kylee’s life. The AED, specifically, is what jumpstarted Kylee’s heart, which had stopped beating.

As reported on Huffington Post, “according to her doctors, if the teachers had responded just 30 seconds later, Kylee would have had just a 3 percent chance of surviving her episode of heart arrhythmia, and only a 1 percent chance of surviving without brain damage.”

As a Mother, my immediate thought after reading about young Kylee was, “Thank goodness that school had an AED on-site.”

When to Rent an AED

Philips HeartStart DefibrillatorEnvironments like Kylee’s school have made the wise choice to purchase an AED so it is available at any time. But what happens when a class goes on a school field trip or out of town for a sporting event? The solution to that query is an AED rental.

An AED rental is ideal for temporary situations and locations including school outings, summer camps, family trips, and sports leagues. If someone were to go into sudden cardiac arrest in one of those locales, and an AED was not readily available, their chance of successful resuscitation would decrease by 10% every minute until someone could get one to them. Having an AED available not only makes sense, but provides peace of mind for all involved.

AED Rentals, Programs, & Trainings

AED manufacturers including Philips and Heartsine are aware that non-medical personnel may be intimidated and even scared to use an AED. For that reason, and because every second counts, AEDs are equipped with straightforward, detailed, and easy to follow instructions that are advertised as being simple enough for “virtually anyone to use.” Further, companies such as AED Consulting, specialize in and offer program specific trainings of AED usage. Their services include City PAD Programs and Medical Direction Services.

AED ConsultingAED Consulting is also a nationwide provider of AED rentals. If you are in the market to rent an AED in your area, they will assist you in any way they can to get you the AED that best suits your needs. Currently, AED Consulting’s AED rentals can be found at seasonal event centers, resorts, and even in the homes of patients awaiting implantable defibrillator surgery. Their claim to fame comes in the form of the one million plus individuals they are protecting with their equipment and programs.

More Information on AED Consulting

For further information on the wonderful lifesaving services of AED Consulting, you can visit their website and review all they have to offer. You can also keep up-to-date with inspiring stories, customer testimonials, and interesting information by liking them on Facebook.

If you are simply in the market for a rental AED from AED Consulting, you can view their entire rental inventory on Rent It Today. With full equipment descriptions, features, and images, Rent It Today makes renting your AED simple!

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2 comments
Patrick Allen
Patrick Allen

Jeff and his crew at AED Consulting are running a fantastic program!