Fully-automatic defibrillators can be used by those with little to no training or experience and so are especially suited to public spaces. Typically, these devices offer clear vocal instructions to the responder, sometimes accompanied by visual instructions on the electrode pads (or LCD displays for a selection of devices). After analysing the patient's heart rhythm and determining whether a shock is required, the defibrillator will automatically adminster the treatment without any human intervention.
PADs (public access defibrillators) are most often fully-automatic devices. The level of guidance provided by these defibs ensures that anyone capable of handling the unit and following the clear instructions can respond to an incident and potentially save a life.
Read our defibrillator buying guide for more information on the types of defibrillators and their features.
The Zoll AED Plus fully automatic defibrillator features Real CPR Help feedback technology and a specially designed lid to place under the patient's shoulders, helping maintain an open airway.
Using fully automatic operation, the Defibtech Lifeline Auto defibrillator guides the responder through clear voice and LED display instructions. A choice of standard or high capacity batteries is available.
The Zoll AED 3 is equipped with a full colour touchscreen which provides clear instructions supported by voice prompts. Ideal for those who have little experience with defibrillator equipment.
The Powerheart G5 fully automatic defibrillator from Cardiac Science issues clear voice and text prompts to help responders operate the device calmly in an emergency.
The HeartSine Samaritan PAD 360P defibrillator is fully automatic and delivers a life saving shock if needed. Its design features the industry's highest protection rating against dust and moisture.
The fully automatic Stryker (formerly Physio Control) Lifepak CR2 USB defibrillator takes the burden off the responder by automatically shocking the patient (if required) and giving clear guidance voice prompts throughout.
Fully automatic in operation, the Schiller FRED Easy Life defibrillator is designed for use by a complete lay person without any previous first aid experience. Text and voice instructions are given through every stage of treatment as an extra guide.
The fully automatic Lifepak CR2 defibrillator from Stryker (formerly Physio-Control) takes pressure off the responder by delivering a shock automatically (if required) and provides clear voice guidance throughout the rescue process.
The fully automatic Lifepak CR2 Wifi & 3G defibrillator eases the pressure on the rescuer by automatically delivering a shock if needed, and issues clear voice guidance throughout. Also featuring remote status monitoring via Wifi or 3G networks.