AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators)

AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators)

Kansai International Airport was the first airport in Japan to install AED devices that can be used by ordinary citizens. There are 54 AED units in total; 27 units in Terminal 1, 19 units in Terminal 2, and 8 units in the Aeroplaza, hotel, Observation Hall and other locations.

Location
Terminal 1 Building 1F:
2F:
3F:
4F:
International Gate Area:
Domestic Gate Area:
Terminal 2 Building Public area(International):
Public area(Domestic):
International Gate Area:
Domestic Gate Area:
Observation Hall 4F of Entrance Hall & Main Hall

About AEDs

  • AED is short for Automated External Defibrillator.
  • An AED is a medical device that is used to restart the heart of a person who is in cardiac arrest (ventricular fibrillation). The device works by giving the patient an electric shock to remove the fibrillation (i.e. to defibrillate them).
  • AEDs were formerly only able to be used by trained medical personnel, but as of July 1st, 2004, ordinary citizens have been permitted to use them.
  • To use an AED, simply open the cover. The power will turn on automatically, and it is then simply a matter of following the audio instructions. AEDs are easy to operate, even for first-time users.
  • Chances of survival are greatly increased when an AED is used in conjunction with heart massage and CPR.
  • All AEDs at KIX can give audio guidance in Japanese and English.