AED Training and Use

Knowing how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is important.  Use the information below to learn more.

Review these videos and select those that will best assist in being prepared to use an AED. 

Step-by-step directions on how to use an AED.

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Video from Project Adam. Detailed AED use information for both Adults and Children/Infants.

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From Project Adam. Using an AED on Adults during CPR. 

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Testing and resetting an AED

Most AEDs have a self-test function. Initiate a self-test to ensure that the AED is functioning correctly. The device will typically run through a diagnostic process and indicate whether it is in working order or if any issues need attention.
Review Event Data (if applicable):

  • Some AED models store event data, such as the date, time, and details of the rescue. Review this data if available, and follow any procedures for documentation or reporting.

Reset or Clear Alarms/Indicators:

  • If the AED's alarms or indicators were triggered during previous use, reset or clear them according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Update Software (if applicable):

  • If the AED has software that can be updated, ensure that it is running the latest version. Follow the manufacturer's guidelines for software updates.

Always consult the specific user manual or instructions provided by the AED manufacturer for accurate and detailed information on resetting the device after use. Regular maintenance and adherence to manufacturer guidelines are essential to keep the AED in optimal condition for emergency use.