How does an AED defibrillator work?

How does an AED defibrillator work?

How does an AED defibrillator work?

 

Automated external defibrillators are devices that administer a controlled electrical shock through electrodes. The end result is that the cardiac arrhythmia that causes cardiorespiratory arrest continued to revert to a normal rhythm.

Its use is very user-friendly and safe, and can be used by non-medical personnel with minimal training. In this article we will explain how a defibrillator works and how to use it in an emergency.

The first step is to place the defibrillator in position. Some will automatically open the lid, others will first press the “ON” button. If the defibrillator reaches the victim, someone is in front of Basic Vital Support, the compressions must continue while the electrodes are placed on the pit.

Placing the electrodes on the victim's neck, they normally have their position in mind: One, on the right side of the thorax below the collarbone, at the back of the breast. The other side, on the left side, below the pit, to the costelles area. Once col·locats, the defibrillator will analyze the heart rate, during this process it is very important that no one touches the victim.

If the defibrillator is told to deliver a shock, we will again ensure that it does not touch the victim, and press the shock button. Immediately afterward, we will start Basic Vital Support. If the defibrillator indicates that it is NOT necessary to deliver a shock, we will immediately begin Basic Life Support again. Every 2 minutes, the defibrillator will automatically deactivate the Basic Vital Support to analyze the rhythm again, and whether or not to carry out a discharge (according to the indications on the device).

It is essential that you continue with the resuscitation techniques so that: the victim breathes back to normal, the child is rescued or is mogui, a health professional in his or her name or estiguem esgotats.