Read our handy defibrillator buying guide to find out about the different types of defibrillators and their features.
A fully automatic defibrillator delivers a shock automatically and is ideal for use by untrained individuals and the general public.
A semi-automatic defibrillator calculates when the shock needs to be delivered and prompts the user to press a button to administer it. Semi-automatic defibrillators are therefore more suitable for a trained user or healthcare professional.
Read our defibrillator information guide for more information.
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