Figure 8-2. How the AED works.
PROCEDURES FOR INTEGRATING THE AUTOMATED EXTERNAL
It is important to know how to integrate the AED into the CPR sequence. If an
AED is immediately available, it should be attached to the patient and treatment should
be initiated. Delaying CPR at this point is justified because the defibrillation sequence
will be started right away. If the AED is not immediately available or if CPR is already in
progress, follow these steps.