AED Usage Guide

The AED (automated external defibrillator) is meant to save life in the case of a cardiac arrest and the time until delivering shock is critical. That being said, the AED is no substitute to the work of a certified attendant.

If a man loses consciousness:
Before anything - call the emergency call center (101)



Set up your surroundings

a. Place the AED in a safe place near the patient.

b. Turn on the AED.

c. Expose and dry the patient's chest.


Place the pads

a. Pick the appropriate pads for the patient: child or adult.

b. Remove the pads' adhesive backing material.

c. Apply the pads firmly on the patient’s bare chest as illustrated on the back of the pads.


Connect the pads

a. Plug in the pads' connector near the flashing light.

b. Follow the AED voice instructions.

After it assesses the patient’s condition, the AED may suggest delivering a controlled shock. Delivering a shock is done by pressing the flashing button.