Uses of AED (Automatic External Defibrillator)

21/05/2022

AED is an automatic external defibrillator machine. The machine use during when someone suffered from cardiac arrest, this machine delivers a therapeutic electric shock to the heart to normalize the heart rhythm. AED is portable and easy to use device, AED is always ready for emergency situation.

How to use AED step by step?

1- Open the AED machine case and take it off.
2- Turn on the AED power.
3- Remove to clothe, if chest is wet please dry before attach the pads.
4- Attach the AED pads according to instruction of AED or shown as on pads.
5- Connect the pads wire with AED.
6- Ensure that no one is touching the person.
7- Stop CPR.
8- Let AED analyze the rhythm of the heart.
9- If AED give shock instruction.
10- Press the shock button to deliver the shock. 
11- After the AED delivers the shock, or if no shock is advised, immediately start CPR, beginning with compressions.

Where are the use of AED machine?

AED is small and portable device, that's why it is easy to carry anywhere. AED mostly use at public places such as shopping complex, airport, clinics, mall, theater, and more. The AED use not require any professional training, anyone can use AED according to instructions of AED.

Why do we use AED?

The heart stops suddenly during the cardiac arrest, and the heart is goes into a fatal rhythm in 90 percent of cases, it has also known as ventricular fibrillation. The only way to treat ventricular fibrillation is to defibrillate the heart with an electric shock. AEDs make defibrillators available to the public. People with no medical expertise can use them on victims of any age.

AED use on Children

A child is defined as being between the ages of one and eight, or weighing less than 55 pounds, for the purposes of AED machine use. An infant is a child under the age of one year. Children and newborns require less energy to defibrillate their hearts.

Child: Use an AED with pediatric pads or equipment if the victim is a child. If these are not accessible, an AED with adult pads and settings should be used.

Infant: It is best to utilize a manual defibrillator on an infant victim. Use an AED with pediatric pads or equipment if one is not accessible. If these are not accessible, an AED with adult pads and settings should be used.

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