Online CPR/AED Course

Our CPR/AED courses include Adult, Child and Infant techniques. Additionally, our CPR certification course includes training on the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). The CPR/AED certification is valid for 2 years.

Chapter 9: AED

An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) machine shocks the heart and enables it to restart with a normal rhythm. The AED device will instruct you step-by-step, and will tell you to push a button if it determines that a shock is required.

A diagram will show you where to place the pads and when to restart compressions. If a second rescuer is present, he / she can help to attach AED pads while the first rescuer continues to perform CPR.

Video Demonstration

Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • 1. Turn the AED “on” and follow the instructions given through voice commands. They should be self-explanatory.
  • 2. An AED device should only be used on adults and children who are 8-years and older.
  • 3. The survival rate for a cardiac emergency patient increases to almost 30-70 percent if an AED is used in a timely manner.
  • 4. Do not touch the person while the AED is analyzing. When the device is defibrillating you could be shocked, so be careful.
  • 5. Do not use an AED on a person who is in contact with water. Be sure to move him or her away from the puddle of water, swimming pool or rain before defibrillating.
  • 6. An AED can be used on patients with an implant-device.
  • 7. Before defibrillating, take off visible medication patches from the person using disposable gloves.
  • 8. Shock pads should be used on clear skin (shave those parts if necessary. Ensure that the chest is not wet.)
  • 9. Never turn the AED off or remove the pads. The machine will instruct you to begin CPR after shock is delivered.
  • 10. Child AED Usage: AED will instruct you to use child pads or a child key / switch.
    • If child pads are not available, use adult pads.
    • If child pads are touching, place one pad in the front of the chest, and one on the back of the chest.

*Remember if an AED is not present, start CPR immediately!

Chapter 9: AED

An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) machine shocks the heart and enables it to restart with a normal rhythm. The AED device will instruct you step-by-step, and will tell you to push a button if it determines that a shock is required.

A diagram will show you where to place the pads and when to restart compressions. If a second rescuer is present, he / she can help to attach AED pads while the first rescuer continues to perform CPR.

Video Demonstration

Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • 1. Turn the AED “on” and follow the instructions given through voice commands. They should be self-explanatory.
  • 2. An AED device should only be used on adults and children who are 8-years and older.
  • 3. The survival rate for a cardiac emergency patient increases to almost 30-70 percent if an AED is used in a timely manner.
  • 4. Do not touch the person while the AED is analyzing. When the device is defibrillating you could be shocked, so be careful.
  • 5. Do not use an AED on a person who is in contact with water. Be sure to move him or her away from the puddle of water, swimming pool or rain before defibrillating.
  • 6. An AED can be used on patients with an implant-device.
  • 7. Before defibrillating, take off visible medication patches from the person using disposable gloves.
  • 8. Shock pads should be used on clear skin (shave those parts if necessary. Ensure that the chest is not wet.)
  • 9. Never turn the AED off or remove the pads. The machine will instruct you to begin CPR after shock is delivered.
  • 10. Child AED Usage: AED will instruct you to use child pads or a child key / switch.
    • If child pads are not available, use adult pads.
    • If child pads are touching, place one pad in the front of the chest, and one on the back of the chest.

*Remember if an AED is not present, start CPR immediately!