She later discovered the man was 76, had a pacemaker and was diabetic.
Anybody can use an AED
Boudrou remains humble about the experience.
“Anybody could have done that with the right training,” she said.
“That machine and quick CPR saved his life. That’s why there are AEDs everywhere.”
AEDs typically are automated and give oral instructions on what to do.
The average person could go four to six minutes without oxygen before the brain dies, Boudrou said, and 70 percent of adults who fall down unconscious are going into ventricular fibrillation.