Advanced Life Support (ALS) Level 3 (VTQ)

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Using an AED

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Using Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in Cardiac Arrest

The Critical Role of AEDs

Enhancing Cardiac Arrest Survival

  • Timely AED Placement: A Matter of Life and Death
  • Survival Odds: The Impact of Each Passing Minute
  • Pad Placement: Maximizing the Shock's Effectiveness
  • Continuous CPR: Simultaneous AED Setup and Chest Compressions

AEDs play a crucial role in improving cardiac arrest outcomes. Understanding their correct use and placement is vital.

Applying the AED During CPR

Efficient AED Application While CPR is Ongoing

  • Coordinated Effort: Combining AED Setup with CPR
  • AED Package: Instructions and Components
  • Proper Pad Placement: Ensuring Optimal Positioning
  • Real-time CPR: Uninterrupted Chest Compressions

Utilizing the AED effectively involves a seamless integration with CPR, starting with correct pad placement.

AED Operation and CPR Cycle

Guided Steps for Cardiac Arrest Response

  • Defibrillator Setup: Initiating AED and Pad Placement
  • Analysis and Shock: AED Determines the Need
  • Verbal Visible Check: Ensuring Patient Safety
  • Shock Delivery: Responding to AED's Instructions
  • Continuous CPR: Critical Lifesaving Compressions

AEDs operate in cycles, analyzing heart rhythms, advising shocks, and guiding responders through CPR until professional help arrives.

AED Reliability and Ease of Use

Empowering Rescuers to Take Action

  • High Shocks Capacity: Up to 200 Shocks Without Recharge
  • Accessibility and Safety: User-Friendly and Effective

AEDs are reliable, user-friendly devices with the capacity to deliver numerous shocks, making them a valuable tool in cardiac arrest response.