Which defibrillator to choose for cardioprotection

External defibrillators AED DESA differences

Types of external defibrillators AED AED

AED defibrillator or DESA defibrillator, which one to choose?


When it comes to cardio protecting any space, the first question is deciding which external defibrillator to install, an AED defibrillator or a DESA defibrillator? automated external defibrillators or semiautomatic external defibrillators.

The difference between automatic external defibrillators and semiautomatic ones is the administration of the electric shock automatically or manual shock in the semiautomatic defibrillator. In Spain, most of the equipment installed in cardioprotected spaces is DESA semiautomatic external defibrillators.

However, and to avoid confusion between automatic or semi-automatic defibrillators, you should know that both are called Automatic External Defibrillator (AED), according to the Spanish Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Council. Before deciding on one or the other type, you should know how they differ and what is the sequence of operation of each one.

Differences between automatic and semiautomatic external defibrillators

As we have mentioned, in our country DESA semiautomatic defibrillators are mainly installed. This is due to the safety of the electric shock process during defibrillation, since these models, in the event of a possible error when carrying out the electric shock, have a safer operation for the rescuer and the victim.


Recommended DESA semiautomatic external defibrillators


What is sought by minimizing possible human errors is the success of cardiopulmonary resuscitation in a timely and effective manner, thus increasing the chances of survival of the victim.

The AED automated external defibrillator has the following advantages:

  • The AED with high operating speed saves time, increasing the chances of survival.
  • AED defibrillator can detect heart rhythm easily.
  • Adhesive electrodes are used, which are responsible for carrying out the discharge through remote defibrillation.
  • Heart rate can be monitored.
  • If necessary, automatic defibrillation will be performed safely.

The DESA semiautomatic defibrillator, for its part, has the following advantages:

  • DESA defibrillators are extremely easy to use. In an emergency, anyone can use it.
  • Cardiopulmonary arrests can be attended to while emergency services are on the way.
  • It has the ability to easily save lives.
  • Basic life support and AED use courses increase the effectiveness of resuscitation.

Both external defibrillators fulfill the same cardiopulmonary resuscitation function. Even so, some defibrillators are more difficult to use than others, with the DESA semiautomatic defibrillator models being the easiest to use for people without first aid knowledge.

Cardioprotected spaces with DESA defibrillators

The DESA defibrillator is the most suitable for most cardioprotected spaces, it is recommended to carry out basic life support training for all people related to the cardioprotected space in order to increase the effectiveness of CPR.

  • Companies, public organizations, schools, sports centers and other places far from the city where it is difficult for a medicalized ambulance to arrive in less than 2 minutes, must have a portable, lightweight, easy-to-use defibrillator with excellent guarantees for people who They are not used to using them.
  • In the case of security forces, emergencies, maritime rescue, local police and civil protection, they must have a resistant and portable DESA.
  • In the case of clinics and ambulances, the defibrillator should be chosen based on the approximate number of rescues.

If you have any questions about what type of defibrillator best suits your needs, ask us without any commitment. Remember that it is essential to include a defibrillator in the risk prevention plan to have a cardioprotected space.

Basic life support course and use of DEA DESA defibrillator

In addition, at Neosalus we help with training in the use of the AED to become familiar with the equipment and guarantee the proper functioning of the device when treating a cardiac arrest.

All-inclusive radioprotection plans

At Neosalus we offer you a specific all-inclusive cardioprotection plan, in a comfortable monthly fee you can rent a defibrillator with display case, installation, call 112, signage, civil liability insurance, maintenance and unlimited spare parts for use or expiration, training in Basic Life Support and use of DESA, with our cardioprotection plans you will not have any extra expenses derived from cardioprotection.

For real-time defibrillator supervision, we have our Neocontrol, a device with which we can ensure the perfect condition of the AED equipment with traceability of AED AED maintenance and incident resolution. All this controlled from our app for Cardionlive external defibrillators.

Defibrillator rental for months or season

We have comprehensive cardioprotection plans with defibrillator equipment for rent with 24-hour maintenance, training and supervision of the DEA defibrillator.


35 € / month + VAT



45 € / month + VAT


Renting of permanent cardioprotection defibrillators

We have comprehensive cardioprotection plans with defibrillator equipment, maintenance, training and DEA 365 monitoring. Renting offers for permanent cardioprotection.


35 € / month + VAT



45 € / month + VAT