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Operating an AED

Operating an AED - Departments & Programs, UW Health, Ambulatory Education, CPR, Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Training (All Ages)

Focus

Most AEDs are designed to be used by nonmedical personnel or lay-rescuers. Having more people in the community who can respond to a medical emergency by providing defibrillation will greatly increase sudden cardiac arrest survival rates.

Before you attach an AED, confirm that the person is in cardiac arrest:

Hands off while using the AED