What Does Defibrillation Mean?
Defibrillation is the administration of controlled electric shock treatment in order to restore the proper rhythm of the heart. It is an important part of the process of cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
A defibrillator is the only way to reverse lethal cardiac arrest rhythms. Every minute without defibrillation will reduce the risk of survival by 10%. An automated external defibrillator (AED) is an external, compact, portable version of a defibrillator that can be installed in the workplace.