Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
An automated external defibrillator or automatic electronic 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 arrhythmia, allowing the heart to re-establish an effective rhythm.
LOCATION: G Floor, Level 12
How To Use An AED
- Check unresponsiveness. Determine that the patient is both unresponsive and not breathing.
- Call the emergency service (999), and retrieve the AED.
- Open the AED lid, and follow the voice instructions.