How do you use an AED?
- First, power on the AED. An AED can be used on an adult, child, or infant.
- Second, apply the AED pads. Expose the chest and wipe it dry of any moisture.
- Third, clear the victim and shock.
- Child victim: Use an AED with pediatric pads or equipment.
- Infant victim: It's best to use a manual defibrillator.
Also to know is, what are the steps for using an AED?
The “Universal AED”: Common Steps to Operate All AEDs
- Step 1: POWER ON the AED. The first step in operating an AED is to turn the power on.
- Step 2: Attach electrode pads.
- Step 3: Analyze the rhythm.
- Step 4: Clear the victim and press the SHOCK button.
Similarly, can anyone use an AED? AEDs are designed to be used by non-medical personnel, such as firefighters, police officers, lifeguards, flight attendants, security guards, teachers, family members of high-risk persons, and bystanders. That includes you! Anyone can use (and should use) an AED in the event of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).
Simply so, when should you use an AED?
AEDs are found in many public spaces. They may be used in an emergency to help someone who is experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. Learn how to recognize sudden cardiac arrest emergencies—when you might use an AED, how to find an AED if you need one, and how to use an AED until help arrives.
When should you not use an AED?
You should not use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in the following situations:
- Do not use AED if victim is lying in water.
- Do not use AED if chest is covered with sweat or water.
- Do not put an AED pad over a medication patch.
- Do not place AED pad over a pacemaker (hard lump under chest skin).