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How do you work and automated external defibrillator (AED)?

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  • Turn on the AED. It will give you step-by-step instructions.
  • Wipe chest dry.
  • Attach the pads.
  • Plug in connector, if needed.
  • Make sure no one is touching the person. Say "Clear" so that people know to stay back and not touch the person.
  • Push the "Analyze" button if necessary.
  • If a shock is advised, push the "Shock" button.
  • Resume compressions and follow AED prompts.

From: Hands-Only CPR for Adults WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Red Cross: "American Red Cross Launches Citizen CPR Campaign to Educate 5 Million People in Hands-Only CPR by End of 2011" and "Hands-Only Citizen CPR."

American Heart Association: "Hands-Only CPR;" "Hands-Only CPR simplifies saving lives for bystanders;" and "Two Steps to Staying Alive With Hands-Only CPR."

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Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on January 24, 2018

SOURCES:

American Red Cross: "American Red Cross Launches Citizen CPR Campaign to Educate 5 Million People in Hands-Only CPR by End of 2011" and "Hands-Only Citizen CPR."

American Heart Association: "Hands-Only CPR;" "Hands-Only CPR simplifies saving lives for bystanders;" and "Two Steps to Staying Alive With Hands-Only CPR."

eMedicineHealth.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on January 24, 2018

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