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P266 Automated External DefibrillatorsMedical Emergencies

This article contains guidelines for the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) by laypeople, first responders and healthcare professionals responding with an AED outside hospital.

These guidelines are appropriate for all types of AED, including those that are fully automatic.

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  • To understand the appropriate situations for using an automated external defibrillators (AED
  • To understand the sequence of actions for their use


On completion of this module you will understand when to use automated external defibrillators (AEDs), their correct sequence of use, the importance of keeping up-to-date in the subject areas and  where applicable, how to alter your clinical and management practices.

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