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  • Writer's pictureDr. Steven Horwitz

AED Pad Placement


The basic steps of using an AED are as follows:

  1. Turn on the AED.

  2. Apply AED pads. 

  3. Follow the AED prompts.

  4. Clear the victim and shock.

  5. Resume compressions and continue to follow prompts.

But how do you apply the pads? This will depend on the age and size of the victim.

For adults (includes children age 8 or older or more than 55 pounds):

  • Peel the pads off the backing.

  • 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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