An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a portable device used to detect cardiac rhythms and, if necessary, administer a shock to restore a normal heartbeat. During CPR, if an AED is brought to the scene for a rescuer to utilize, the first action should be to open the case and power on the device, unless the device powers on automatically when opened.
AED pads have images to show correct placement. Remove the plastic film to expose the adhesive side of the pads and attach them to the victim.
Quick Tip: Usually, AED adult pads can be used on victims 8 years and older.
Special AEDs and/or AED pads are made for children and infants. An adult AED and/or AED pad should not be used on a child under the age of 8 or an infant.
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