What is a defibrillator

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An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a lightweight, portable life saving device that diagnoses cardiac arrest

Every 7 minutes someone in the UK will have a heart attack. .

AED’s diagnose and treats cardiac arrest by sending electric shocks to the patient’s heart as required. The shocks can restore the heart to its normal rhythm, thus saving the person’s life.

Often, cardiac arrest occurs without any prior warning and left without treatment, most victims will not survive. In fact, every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces the chances of survival by up to ten percent. Therefore we believe having an AED accessible and being trained in basic first aid is so important.

Make sure you call a ambulance before starting to use a AED .

1. Turn on the AED.
2. Expose and dry off the persons
chest. (if wet or sweaty)
3. Attach AED pads to the chest
using picture on pads.
4. Plug in connector if necessary
5 stand clear
6. Analyse heart rhythm, press
Analyse on the AED.
7. Deliver shock if advised. Say stand clear
and push shock button.
8. Perform CPR for 2 minutes (5cycles)
Continue to follow prompts of AED. Keep doing so until the emergency services arrive.

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