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Automated External Defibrillator
Start AED System When to use AED?
AED should be used on any adult or child (1-8 yrs), when there is, no response, no breathing and no pulse.

Following is the sequence for AED use:
If no response
Activate EMS (for all witnessed adult and children cardiac arrest except for drowning adult and unwitnessed children, who would need 2 mins/ 5 cycles of CPR before activation of EMS).
  • Get AED
  • Begin CPR

How to use AED:
  • Turn on AED
  • Attach electrode pads (child's pads for 1-8 yrs if available) to the victim's bare chest.
  • Place one on the upper right side of the bare chest to the right of the breast bone directly below the collar bone.
  • Apply other pad to the left of the nipple, a few inches below the left arm pit.
  • DO NOT use child's pads or child's system for adults.
  • Attach the wires to the AED
  • Press analyze.
  • Clear the victim and allow AED to analyze the rhythm

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