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What is an AED pad?

An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses the life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias of ventricular fibrillation (VF) and pulseless ventricular tachycardia, and is able to treat them through defibrillation, the application of electricity which stops the

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Similarly, how do AED pads work?

Sticky pads with sensors, called electrodes, are attached to the chest of someone who is having cardiac arrest. The electrodes send information about the person's heart rhythm to a computer in the AED. If needed, the electrodes deliver the shock. Image of an automated external defibrillator in use.

Beside above, why are AED pads placed? AED Pad Placement is Vital The positioning of these pads is important, as the electrical shock needs to travel through the heart muscle. The first pad is placed underneath the victim's collarbone (clavicle). As the diagram shows, this allows the electrical shock to travel through the victim's heart.

Similarly one may ask, when can AED pads be removed?

Should the pads be removed when the AED prompts "No shock advised, continue CPR"? No, the pads should not be removed. It is possible that the AED will tell you that additional shocks are needed.

How do you place AED pads?

Place one pad on the right side of the chest, just below the collarbone. Place the other pad on the lower left side of the chest. Connect the pads to the AED. (Some pads come pre-connected to the AED.)

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