How to Use an AED During Cardiac Arrest

How to Use an AED During Cardiac Arrest
How to Use an AED During Cardiac Arrest

You can use an automated external defibrillator (AED) if a victim is on a metal surface. True or False?

• True
• False
• Rubber gloves only
• Dry metal surface

Answer: True

Delivering a shock to a person in cardiac arrest while they are lying on a metal is surface is safe to do but there are some safety precautions to consider.

As long as the electronic pads don’t touch the metal surface and no one is touching the person when the shock button is pressed, you should be safe to continue.

TEST

Using an AED for the first time can seem a bit scary, but the truth is, it’s quite simple to use. Just stay relaxed and focused, follow the simple step-by-step picture instructions included with the device and wait for professional help to arrive.

~To Your Survival!

Watch this video on how to use an AED by American Red Cross