AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR
How to Use An AED
These AED steps should be used when caring for a non-breathing child aged 8 or older who weighs more than 55 pounds, or an adult.
After checking the scene and ensuring that the person needs help, you should ask a bystander to call 911 for help, then:
Complete the CHECK and CALL steps.
As soon as an AED is available, turn it on and follow the voice prompts.
Remove clothing and attach pads correctly.
Plug the pad connector cable into the AED, if necessary.
Prepare to let the AED analyze the heart’s rhythm.
Deliver a shock, if the AED determines one is needed.
After the AED delivers the shock, or if no shock is advised, immediately start CPR, beginning with compressions.