Your Health: Using an AED

Ever seen a little red and white square box in a hallway with red letters that spell AED?

AED stands for Automated External Defibrillator - a device that helps restart the heart after it stops. Like CPR, using an AED device could help save a life in an emergency situation.

Along with first aid and CPR classes, the Red Cross offers courses in AED training. Courtney Johnson from the Twin Cities Area Chapter of the American Red Cross talks with us about the skills you can learn through their emergency training programs:

Listen here (Quicktime): AEDs and Red Cross classes.

Thanks Courtney!

If you’re interested in signing up for a class, contact your local Red Cross chapter.

Updated: 5/2009