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QUESTION 10

An adult male suddenly grabs his chest and collapses while playing tennis. There is an AED available. When should it be used?

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Adult AED

The AED should be placed next to the victim’s head, on the same side of the victim as you. If you have completed the ABC’s and found no signs of circulation, turn on the AED. If you have already begun CPR at the time the AED arrives, you must STOP CPR IMMEDIATELY, do not complete your cycle. At this point the AED takes precedence over CPR. The AED had both visual and voice prompts. As soon as you turn the unit on, it will tell you exactly what to do. First place the pads on victim’s bare chest. The pads have an illustration that shows correct placement. Only use adult pads, do not use child pads on an adult. One pad should be placed on the victim's upper right section of the chest, just below the collarbone. The other pad should be placed on the victim’s side, just below the left armpit. Plug pad connector into the AED. Then stand clear, the AED will analyze the victim. If shock is advised, the AED will charge and tell you to “press the shock button”. Then it will pause and allow you to perform CPR for 2 minutes. This will provide oxygenated blood to the major organs and sustain the victim. After about 2 minutes, the AED will analyze the victim and provide another shock if needed. The AED will repeat the sequence until EMS arrives.

Adult AED

The AED should be placed next to the victim’s head, on the same side of the victim as you. If you have completed the ABC’s and found no signs of circulation, turn on the AED. If you have already begun CPR at the time the AED arrives, you must STOP CPR IMMEDIATELY, do not complete your cycle. At this point the AED takes precedence over CPR. The AED had both visual and voice prompts. As soon as you turn the unit on, it will tell you exactly what to do. First place the pads on victim’s bare chest. The pads have an illustration that shows correct placement. Only use adult pads, do not use child pads on an adult. One pad should be placed on the victim's upper right section of the chest, just below the collarbone. The other pad should be placed on the victim’s side, just below the left armpit. Plug pad connector into the AED. Then stand clear, the AED will analyze the victim. If shock is advised, the AED will charge and tell you to “press the shock button”. Then it will pause and allow you to perform CPR for 2 minutes. This will provide oxygenated blood to the major organs and sustain the victim. After about 2 minutes, the AED will analyze the victim and provide another shock if needed. The AED will repeat the sequence until EMS arrives.

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Some AED manufacturers, like Zoll, use a single AED pad. The design is made to simplify pad placement and landmark for CPR. I've never used a single AED pad so I honestly can't comment on which one is better. As a paramedic, I've used the individual pads for years. But I see no reason to switch if your AED has a single pad.
AEDCPR
2017-05-14 08:57:03
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is a single pad better?
Our AED has only 1 pad. IS that better since it lines up the pads for you? Or should we look a a different AED?
J. Grainger
2017-05-13 00:13:08
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Some AED manufacturers, like Zoll, use a single AED pad. The design is made to simplify pad placement and landmark for CPR. I've never used a single AED pad so I honestly can't comment on which one is better. As a paramedic, I've used the individual pads for years. But I see no reason to switch if your AED has a single pad.
AEDCPR
2017-05-14 08:57:03