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…..on them advising the user of the correct placement. You are directed to place one on the right side of the chest just below the man’s collar bone. The other is attached on the left side of his body, just below the armpit.

Where a female is large-breasted, it is acceptable to place the left pad to the left side to avoid breast tissue.

Before applying AED pads, remove any medication patches. Wipe the site to assist the adhesion of the AED pad. Do not place pads over the top of internal devices. It is recommended that a defibrillator pad is set a minimum of 8 centimetres away from any device.

Turn the AED on and listen to the instructions given

The American Heart Association have developed a great animation showing the differences outlined above. Click on the image below to view.

Tomorrow we continue to go through the steps that really do save lives….

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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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Data and information are fact-checked against various recognised sources, including the New Zealand Resuscitation Council, Health Navigator New Zealand, St John, and other recognised entities specialising in the specific subject content. It should be noted that variances in protocols exist and where necessary are identified.

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