How to Use an AED

1. Call 911

Check the victim for unresponsiveness. If the person is not responsive, and not breathing or not breathing normally, call 911.

2. Get Prepared

Place AED next to victim. Open/turn on AED. Bare the victim’s chest.

AED Use Step 1

3. Apply Electrode Pads

Apply electrode pads as indicated in the illustration. Be sure to push firmly so that the pads completely adhere to the victim’s chest.

AED Use Step 2

4. Follow Voice Prompts

Follow AED voice commands until emergency medical personnel arrive.

AED Use Step 3