Pad placement is important. The diagram below shows the positioning of the pads on a child/infant where no paediatric pads are available.
In the same as with an adult, an 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 safely. Learn more in tomorrows Tip of the Day.
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.