An AED (Automated External Defibrillator) is an excellent tool that can and does save lives every day...AEDs are simple to use and in fact a study showed that untrained 6th graders were able to utilize an AED almost as fast as trained paramedics. The Red Cross offers training in combination with CPR. BTW, the Red Cross recently changed CPR technique to make it simpler, and in the near future it's likely that CPR recommendations will be changed again to make it even simpler. Please take a few minutes and check out Sarver Heart Center: Be a Lifesaver which shows the latest CPR technique as well as how to use an AED. It may save a loved one's life. We have an AED in my office for my patients and I also have one at home because we have a pool and one can never be too careful...kids fall into pools and drown in Florida on a routine basis...it only takes seconds to drown.