Automated external defibrillator (AED) training is essential to any cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) course. Because AEDs save lives. Instructors use AED trainers to teach defibrillator use during courses. AED trainers are dummy versions of the real AED. One of the main problems is that they are quite expensive. They are not helping to lower the barriers of AED training dissemination. And we need these skills to spread like wild fire.
So can we do something about it? Can we replace these devices with something else? I sure think so. This was one of the reasons I started Ivor Medical in the first place. We have developed a complete AED training solution based on tablets and mobile phones.
Research into tablet AED trainer
Today a research article has been published comparing our solution to traditional AED trainers. It was conducted during CPR courses delivered to medical students. In short, it has shown that our cost effective solution can be successfully used during CPR courses as an alternative to traditional AED trainers.
Please read the full article at open source journal Signa Vitae.