Using an AED can increase a person’s likelihood of survival. Learn how in this video.
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When the second rescuer arrives on the scene with the AED, turn on the AED.
“Apply pads to patient’s bare chest.”
“Plug in pads’ connector next to flashing light.”
“Apply pads. Plug in Connector.”
“Analyzing heart rhythm. Do not touch the patient.”
“Shock advised. Charging. Stay clear of patient. Deliver shock now.”
“Press the orange–shock delivered.”
“Pause. Begin CPR.”
Rescuer should continue CPR beginning with chest compressions and reanalyze in two minutes.
Two or more rescuers should change the compressor role approximately every two minutes to prevent compressor fatigue and prevent deterioration in quality and rate of chest compressions given. Rescuers should try to change the compressor role in less than 5 seconds.
Special situations include: if there is water on the victim, wipe off the chest. If there is a transdermal medication patch, then remove the patch. If the victim has a lot of chest hair, then shave with a razor and use new pads. If the victim has implanted devices, the pads must be at least one inch away from these devices. Do not place the pad directly over the device.