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Where do you place AED pads on an infant?

Where do you place AED pads on an infant?

If it looks like the pads will touch, put one pad in the center of the baby’s chest. Put the other pad on the center of the baby’s upper back. You may need to first dry the baby’s back. Don’t touch the baby while the AED checks the baby’s heart rhythm.

Where does the AED go on a child?

Place the pads on the upper right chest and lower left chest. For smaller children, it may be better to place one pad on the child’s chest and one on their back. The AED will check the heart rhythm. The AED will tell you if shock is needed.

What are the correct placements for the AED pads on a child?

Ideally, for those under 8 years paediatric pads and an AED with a paediatric capability should be used. These pads are placed use the front-back position (antero-posterior): one pad placed on the upper back (between the shoulder blades) and the other pad on the front of the chest, as per Figure 2.

Should an AED be used on an infant?

Automated external defibrillators should be used in infants with suspected cardiac arrest, if a manual defibrillator with a trained rescuer is not immediately available. Automated external defibrillators that attenuate the energy dose (eg, via application of pediatric pads) are recommended for infants.

What is the CPR ratio for an infant?

Two-person CPR ratio for the child and infant will be 15 compressions to 2 breaths.

What are the 5 steps involved in using an AED?

Part 2 – Using an AED

  • Step 1: Locate and fetch the AED. In order to save critical minutes, it is best if the location of the AED is known.
  • Step 2: Make sure the patient is dry.
  • Step 3: Turn on the AED and prepare the patient’s chest area.
  • Step 4: Attach the pads to the chest.
  • Step 5: Deliver the shock, if advised.

What are the 4 steps for using an AED on a child?

AED Steps

  1. 1Turn on the AED and follow the visual and/or audio prompts.
  2. 2 Open the person’s shirt and wipe his or her bare chest dry.
  3. 3 Attach the AED pads, and plug in the connector (if necessary).
  4. 4Make sure no one is, including you, is touching the person.

What should you do when using an AED on a child less than 8?

Adult and Pediatric Pads for AEDs:

  1. You can use adult pads for children 8 years and older.
  2. You can use adult pads for a child less than 8 years, but you may have to apply them differently than shown on the pads: apply one on the front of the chest, the other on the back, so they do not touch. See article image.

What is the CPR ratio for a child?

A lone rescuer uses a compression-to-ventilation ratio of 30:2. For 2-rescuer infant and child CPR, one provider should perform chest compressions while the other keeps the airway open and performs ventilations at a ratio of 15:2.

At what age can an AED be used on a child?

AEDs may be used for children 1 to 8 years of age with no signs of circulation. Ideally the device should deliver a pediatric dose.

Is CPR 15 compressions to 2 breaths?

Two-person CPR for the adult victim will be 30 compressions to 2 breaths. Two-person CPR ratio for the child and infant will be 15 compressions to 2 breaths. Finger placement for the Infant changes to Two-Thumb Technique.

What is a consideration when using AED?

An AED is delivering an electrical shock. Therefore there is always the risk of a spark. You should not use in AED in an explosive environment where there is a build up of flammable vapors. One example would be a gas/petrol station forecourt. Another consideration is the use of Oxygen by emergency medical staff.

Where to place defibrillator pads on a child?

Children’s defibrillator pads are used on small children over age one. Children’s pads are used much like the adult pads and are placed sticky side down on the chest and back of the child. The pads should be placed in the middle of the chest/back, about six inches below the neck.

What is an AED placement?

AED Pad Placement is Vital. An AED delivers a shock to a victim using two pads placed directly onto the victim’s chest. The positioning of these pads is important, as the electrical shock needs to travel through the heart muscle. The first pad is placed underneath the victim’s collarbone (clavicle).

What is AED for kids?

An AED (automated external defibrillator) is an electronic device that can analyze a heart rhythm to determine if a shock is needed for someone in cardiac arrest. While most cardiac arrests occur in adults, sudden cardiac arrest can occur in a child or an adolescent.