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ANSI Z308.1-2015 Standard Minimum Requirements  Workplace First Aid Kits and Supplies - Buy new ANSI Kits
ANSI Z308.1-2015 Standard Minimum Requirements  Workplace First Aid Kits and Supplies - Buy new ANSI Kits

AED Use Preparation

Image of aed electrode placement instructionsPrior to initiating defibrillation procedures, prepare the chest area to allow proper placement and function of pads. The chest area should be dry and clear of obstructions.

  • Remove any clothing that may interfere with the placement of defibrillator pads.
  • Chest hair should be removed if it interferes with the placement of defibrillator pads. A disposable razor should be kept with the AED unit. Do not remove the hair with any creams, lotions, or water.
  • Medication patches (such as nitroglycerin) should be removed to prevent impairing transmission of defibrillation current.
  • Metal jewelry and accessories that may interfere with proper placement or function of defibrillation should be removed.

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