How To Use The Zoll AED Plus Defibrillator

The Zoll AED Plus defibrillator is an outstanding option among our many medical devices at AED.US that could save a life during sudden cardiac arrest.

In addition to voice prompts about shocking the patient, the Zoll AED Plus also provides CPR instructions to the rescuer – a rare and valuable double-duty performance when it matters most.

We’ve highlighted many features, displayed full tech specs and answered several frequently asked questions about the ZOLL AED Plus defibrillator on its product page.

Now let’s focus on how to put this amazing device into action with the all-important steps to take in order to successfully operate the Zoll AED Plus without hesitation.


Zoll AED Plus defibrillator


The visual guide above, direct from Zoll, captures the journey of how to use a Zoll AED Plus defibrillator when performing a save. Our article here will give you a strong understanding of this rescue path visual and the meaning of every phase of the rescue.

  1. Recognize the Emergency
    When you see a person has collapsed, you don’t know then and there what the problem is. It’s easy to become flustered and anxious without this knowledge, but the best thing you can do now – and throughout this entire process – is remain calm. This may be the single most important yet underrated piece.Assess the situation and quickly look for the following signs:
    – Is the person unresponsive to your voice and touch?
    – Are they breathing?
    – Do they have a pulse?

    This could very well be a cardiac emergency such as sudden cardiac arrest if these signs are not favorable.

  2. Call for Help
    Don’t leave the patient if you can avoid it! Instruct someone nearby to call emergency services and if possible, someone else to retrieve the Zoll AED Plus fully automatic defibrillator you have on site.When emergency services are on the phone, follow the dispatcher’s instructions.

    Obviously, knowing where the device is located is critical, so it’s good right now to identify where your Zoll AED Plus defibrillator is so you wouldn’t waste a minute trying to find out.

    If you’re not in a place you regularly visit, don’t panic. Most public places like offices, schools, and airports have AEDs readily available.

  3. Retrieve the Zoll AED Plus Defibrillator
    Once someone has located the nearest Zoll AED Plus device, bring it to the patient’s side.
  4. Prepare the Patient
    Expose the patient’s bare chest by removing any clothing. If possible, wipe away any excessive moisture on the chest area.
  5. Power on the AED
    Turn on the Zoll AED Plus defibrillator. The fully automatic device will provide voice and visual prompts to guide you through the process. You should also plug in the pad connector cable to the AED once prompted.
  6. Apply AED Pads
    Follow the Zoll AED Plus’ instructions to properly place the electrode pads on the patient’s bare chest in the correct positions.
  7. Allow Zoll AED Plus Defibrillator to Analyze
    Once the pads are securely attached, the Zoll AED will analyze the patient’s heart rhythm to determine if a shock is necessary. Do not touch the patient during this analysis!
  8. Deliver Shock (If Advised)
    If the AED detects a shockable rhythm, the device will charge and then prompt you to deliver a shock by pressing the “Shock” button. Again, make sure no one is touching the patient when delivering the shock.
  9. Begin CPR
    After delivering the shock (or if no shock is advised), the Zoll AED Plus will instruct you to immediately begin CPR. Follow the coaching prompts for proper hand placement and compression rate.
  10. Continue Treatment
    Continue following the Zoll AED’s prompts, delivering additional shocks if advised and performing CPR until emergency medical services arrive or the patient shows signs of regaining consciousness.

Remember, staying calm, following the Zoll AED’s instructions precisely, and acting quickly can significantly improve the patient’s chances of survival. Familiarize yourself with the operation of the Zoll AED Plus defibrillator and don’t hesitate to use one in an emergency situation.


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