While we recommend everyone is trained in CPR, public access defibrillators are designed for anyone to use. Once you switch the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) on, it will tell you exactly what to do via verbal and visual prompts.
This will usually begin with the defibrillator prompting you to call for help and expose the patient’s chest. It will then instruct you to apply the adhesive pads to the chest of the patient. You’ll then be prompted to ‘not touch the patient’ as the AED is analysing the heart rhythm of the patient and may deliver a shock.
Once this has happened the AED will instruct you to perform CPR. Our defibrillators will guide you through this stage of the resuscitation to help ensure you are performing the CPR correctly and at the right pace.
If you have purchased a defibrillator from First Aid Accident & Emergency, we will also provide you with an online instructional use video. We recommend you watch this along with anyone else who may need to use the device.