There are three steps to operating an AED – pull handle, apply pads, shock.

When someone has a heart attack (sudden cardiac arrest or SCA), an AED can be used to deliver a short, powerful electric shock to help the heart regain its natural rhythm. Anyone can quickly learn to use an defibrillator – you don’t need to be a medical professional.

Using a St John AED is as easy as 1, 2, 3:

  1. Pull handle
  2. Apply pads
  3. Shock

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Benefits of the St John AED

  • Fast to learn: Our defibrillators are easy to master. A first aider with minimal training can potentially save the life of a co-worker, friend, family member or member of the public
  • Easy to use: Using the AED is simple. Calming and clear natural voice instructions coach you through every step of first aid defibrillation and CPR
  • Always ready: Comprehensive automatic self tests check all the AED’s vital functions on a daily, weekly, and monthly schedule, to ensure it is always ready for emergency life saving. They also alert you if any part of the defibrillator needs attention. The defibrillator is powered by long-life (four year) disposable battery
  • Safe: The AED will not allow shock to be applied unless a shockable rhythm has been detected
  • Versatile: Can be used on anyone of any age, including children and infants (infant/child pads available separately)
  • Effective: Patented SMART Analysis heart rhythm assessment and SMART Biphasic defibrillation therapy, clinically proven in more than 10 years of use. No other biphasic waveform is as well documented
  • CPR coaching: Clear and easy to follow instructions can also talk you through the latest CPR guidelines if required

AED training courses
St John runs instructional courses for any group that has, or may have, access to an AED. It will ensure your people will have the confidence to use defibrillators to save lives. Courses can be held at your place or ours.
Find out more about an AED training course >>


Order an AED
To enquire about purchasing an AED from St John, call us on 0800 347 782 or
Complete an online request >>


Locations of AEDs in New Zealand
Gareth Jenkin's is the founder of AED Locations. He has created an online map to show the locations of AEDs that are available for public use throughout New Zealand.
See a map of AED locations >> 

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