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Looking for the opinions of medical professions here, but anyone can chime in, of course.

Do you think it is worth keeping an AED in the home?

Thanks

Justin
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#2
Do you have friends/family/frequent visitors that have heart issues? I know it can happen to anyone, but personally, it would be a more realistic consideration for me if I had an increased expectation of potential use.
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#3
No, people that visit here, and myself, are relatively healthy. I agree, seems to be an unneeded expense, but the story of a coworker who suffered from sudden cardiac arrest made me think about having one around anyway. He is a fit 30 something and it just came out of no where.

Justin
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#4
If you were to have a sudden CA, would there be someone around to use it on you?
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#5
Yes.

Justin
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#6
At this point in my preparedness, and relative to my financial situation, there are (IMO) better ways I can use that amount of money.

If someone were to feel they were relatively well prepared in an all-around manner, and had the money available, I wouldn't discourage them. It's just not something that would be anywhere near the top of my own preparedness wish list for a while.
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gnbrotz;47448 Wrote:At this point in my preparedness, and relative to my financial situation, there are (IMO) better ways I can use that amount of money.

If someone were to feel they were relatively well prepared in an all-around manner, and had the money available, I wouldn't discourage them. It's just not something that would be anywhere near the top of my own preparedness wish list for a while.

I agree. There are things much higher on the list..., but since I'm near the bottom of my list where this resides, I've just begun thinking about it. Big Grin

Justin
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#8
Wow, this has never even crossed my mind. There are two at the condo that employs me but I am not trained on their use. There is a disclaimer attached to the cases they are in that states a person can be held liable if they aren't trained in their usage and use them on someone anyway. (At least the notice was there the last time I saw the cases). I don't know if it is true but I know people will sue for just about anything.

I think I have some research to do, thanks for the idea Justin.DodgyTongueBig Grin
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mpan72;47482 Wrote:Wow, this has never even crossed my mind. There are two at the condo that employs me but I am not trained on their use. There is a disclaimer attached to the cases they are in that states a person can be held liable if they aren't trained in their usage and use them on someone anyway. (At least the notice was there the last time I saw the cases). I don't know if it is true but I know people will sue for just about anything.

I think I have some research to do, thanks for the idea Justin.DodgyTongueBig Grin

You're welcome. I just got my training on them through the company. They are incredibly easy to use, but I can see why they'd want you to have training first.

Justin
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#10
I would guess that if you know for sure if a person is going into cardiac arrest without a doubt, and you know how to use one, and you have the money, there is really no reason not to.

Now all the older folks will want to come to YOUR house for parties. ha.
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