BLS AED Tutorial
Steps to using the AED
When using the AED keep these three basic steps in order. Don't freak out and forget to turn the AED on. It is the very first thing you should do. After this, apply the pads in the appropriate places. Now, listen and follow the prompts.
Watch the video to see the appropriate placement. Adults is upper right and lower left on the patients body. For Infant, place one on the front and one on the back.
The AED is useful whenever the heart is quivering (fibrillating). It will automatically detect an abnormal heart rhythm. You will learn more about the AED and practice during class. Bring your questions and we will get you on the right track.