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Automated External Defibrillator

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 breastbone directly below the collarbone. Apply the other pad to the left of the nipple, a few inches below the left armpit. DO NOT use the 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

Shock advised:

If shock is advised then clear the victim and deliver a shock - press the shock button.

After the shock, do not check the pulse, but continue CPR - beginning with chest compressions.

No Shock advised:

If no shock advised then continue CPR and reanalyze in 2 minutes.

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