What is a MIKEY?
A MIKEY is a Public Access Defibrillator (PAD), also called an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED). Defibrillator can hard to spell and even harder to say, so we call them MIKEYs 🙂 .
A Defibrillator is a portable user-friendly electronic device that automatically diagnoses potentially life-threatening heart rhythms. If the AED detects a problem that may respond positively to an electric shock, it permits a shock to be delivered to restore a normal heart rhythm.
You don’t have to be a medical professional to use a MIKEY to save a life!
AEDs provide simple audio and visual instructions and are designed for use by laypersons. Some AEDs advise the operator to press a button to deliver the shock. Other AEDs automatically provide a shock if the heart is in a fatal rhythm.
Using a MIKEY (defibrillator) can increase a victim’s chance of survival by up to 50%!
Hundreds of lives are saved each year through public access defibrillation. With your help, the numbers can be higher.