In some first aid situations, the victimï¿½s heart will be beating too quickly or in an irregular manner. In cases like these, an automated external defibrillator, also known as an AED, can be used to shock the personï¿½s heart back into a normal rhythm. In this course, youï¿½ll learn when and how to use an AED, including an automatic AED and a semi-automatic AED.
Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices
First Aid - Automated External Defibrillator (AED) - Copyright 2012. Run time: 20 minutes. Test time: 12 minutes. Total time: 32 minutes.
First Aid - Automated External Defibrillator (AED) - Learning Objectives
- Explain the first aid to provide if someone suddenly collapses and appears to be unconscious
- Explain the first aid to provide if you come upon someone who is unconscious
- Explain when to summon emergency medical assistance
- Explain what an AED is
- Explain what an AED does
- List and explain the different basic parts of an AED