AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR (AED)

Carol Carey

AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR (AED)
A defibrillator, for use outside of the body, which analyses the electrical rhythm of the heart and charges automatically if a “shockable” rhythm (ventricular fibrillation or ventricular tachycardia) is recognised. It provides the operator with audible and/or visual prompts on actions required for safe delivery of an electrical shock. (ARC)

ANZCOR Guideline 7 - External Automated Defibrillation in Basic Life Support (0.2 MiB)