(2) Ensure the pads are attached to the patient cables and that the cables
are attached to the AED.
(3) Do not apply the AED pads over transdermal medication patches,
implanted defibrillators, or pacemakers.
(4) For a patient with excessive chest hair, shave the areas under the pads
h. Stop CPR.
The AED will usually provide prompts for the proper sequence.
State aloud, "Clear the patient."
(1) Once this is stated, look around the patient and make sure that no
rescuer is still in contact with the patient.
(2) Look to ensure that the patient is not in contact with water or any other
source of conduction that may cause you to be electrocuted by the defibrillator.
j. Push the analyze button.
Do not touch or ventilate the patient during the analyze sequence.
k. If advised to do so, push the shock button.
Before pushing the shock button, clear the patient again by verbalizing, "Clear
the patient," and visually verify that all rescuers and equipment are away from
After the shock is delivered, begin CPR.
Begin chest compressions at a cycle of 30:2.
(2) Conduct 5 cycles of 30:2 (about 2 minutes of CPR) and then assess for
(3) If an adequate pulse is detected, monitor the patient as described in
paragraph 8-3. If an adequate pulse is not detected, repeat the defibrillation sequence.