This vital training could genuinely make the difference between some living or dying. The AED is only used when someone is pronounced clinically dead. Knowing how to use the AED gives the recipient a far better chance of survival.
CPR (Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation) on its own has a 2% - 18% effective rate, but if an AED is used the effective survival rate jumps up to 80%. This is because 90% of cardiac arrests are caused by ventricular fibrillation and the only way to stop fibrillation of the heart is to use a defibrillator.