…..the AED pad is to be placed. If this is the case, remove the patch and wipe area before attaching the AED pad.
AED’s are easy to use. Turn the machine on and listen to what the AED tells you to do. Follow the instructions carefully. AED’s are designed so anybody can use them; however, it is beneficial to have received some training instruction on their use. The thought of using one may be frightening, but they are designed for you and make a difference in improving survival outcomes from sudden cardiac arrest.
Using an AED is simple. Learn more in tomorrows Tip of the Day…..
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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