…..the user to stop CPR whilst it analyses whether there is a need to shock the person.
Pad placement is important. The diagram below shows the positioning of the pads on an Adult.
The AED will analyse the information it receives from the pads and decide whether there is a heart rhythm; it can shock. If there is not, it will provide instructions about what to do next. If it does find a shockable rhythm, it will advise the user to take the next step in the process.
Using an AED on children and infants. Learn more in tomorrows Tip of the Day…..
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Currently, there are temporary changes to the steps to be followed in resuscitation. These can be found in the video below or by clicking here to see the New Zealand Resuscitation Council temporary guideline recommendation.
Click the link to go to the New Zealand Resuscitation Council Covid-19 recommended modifications for delivering resuscitation whilst the pandemic remains a threat. Click play to see a short video outlining CPR modifications that should be followed during the pandemic.
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