Additional (How to Use an AED)...

1. The purpose of the AED is to restore a normal rhythm. It should be used as soon as it available.
2. Position victim on back and away from water and metal. Place unit by victim’s shoulder and turn it on.
3. Expose the victim's chest and quickly dry or shave the pad placement areas if necessary. Apply pads to victim's chest as shown on pads.
4. It is recommended to use pediatric AED pads on an infant and child. However, if pediatric pads are not available, you should use adult pads for an infant and child. Pediatric pads should not be used on an adult as the shock delivered would not be enough.
5. Stay clear during rhythm analysis.
6. The AED will advise you when to give a shock.
7. When using the AED, immediately after the AED delivers a shock, you should perform CPR starting with chest compressions. After the 5 cycles (about 2 minutes), it will analyze for another shock. Follow what the AED says to do.
8. If the victim breathing normally but unresponsive, put the victim in the recovery position and monitor breathing. alternate text

Recovery Position

If a person is unconscious but is breathing and has no other life-threatening conditions or injuries, they should be placed in the recovery position.

1)Putting someone in the recovery position will keep their airway clear and open. It also ensures that any vomit or fluid won't cause them to choke.
2)With the person lying on their back, kneel on the floor at their side.
3)Place the arm nearest you at a right angle to their body with their hand upwards, towards the head.
4)Tuck their other hand under the side of their head, so that the back of their hand is touching their cheek.
5)Bend the knee farthest from you to a right angle.
6)Carefully roll the person onto their side by pulling on the bent knee.
7)The top arm should be supporting the head and the bottom arm will stop you rolling them too far.
8)Open their airway by gently tilting their head back and lifting their chin, and check that nothing is blocking their airway.
9)Stay with the person and monitor their condition until help arrives.
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