In light of our #HowToSaveALife donation program, we’ve created a series of useful pieces of content to share about how to save a life using an AED. Are you passionate about saving lives with CPR or AEDs? We’d love it if you could share this and help to save a life.
- Call 9-1-1
- Begin CPR. Repeat 30 chest compressions and 2 breaths. Or hands only CPR
- Turn on your AED and follow visual and audio prompts for set up
- Apply the AED pads to the person’s bare chest
- Do not touch the patient when the AED analyzes the heart rate and rhythm
- The AED will either recommend a shock or not based on the analysis. Make sure no one is touching the patients if and when a shock is delivered.
- Resume CPR after shock is delivered. Continue CPR if no shock is advised. Continue to follow all AED prompts until Paramedics arrive.
- After delivering the shock, resume CPR and wait for help to arrive.
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Written by Blaire Czarniecki
Customer Service Director
Fact checked by Phillip Woods, BA, NREMT-P, FP-C
Blaire attended the University of Tennessee where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology- Child and Family Studies. She has been in the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) industry for over eight years and is the Director of Customer Service for Coro Medical. Blaire is also an American Red Cross-certified CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor, highly trained by each manufacturer on their specific AEDs, and knowledgeable regarding ALL State AED regulations and legislation.
“I know that every day I come to work, I am playing a part in saving someone’s life. I am passionate about these devices and am always looking for new and innovative ways to spread awareness and knowledge about Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). I look forward to the day when everywhere I go, I will see an AED—when SCA will no longer take any lives.”
Last updated May 30, 2018