Dr Oz did a segment on How To Use a AED Box or Automated External Defibrillator, which can be the key to surviving a cardiac arrest. Do you know where the AED is located where you work? Do you know how to use the AED Box? Doctor Oz explained all of this to try and save some lives. Please pass this on to all of your friends and family members, and I am sure that together we can save some lives too!
Dr Oz: AED Machine or Automated External Defibrillator
Dr Oz said that when people go into cardiac arrest, it is often in front of someone they are related to. The AED Box is a simple machine in a box that is easy to use to save a life, if you know what you are doing. Dr Oz broke it down into four simple steps, but remember that if you do not do it in time, following the steps will not help.
Dr Oz: Automated External Defibrillator or AED Box
1. Check If Person Is Responsive
When a person collapses, first check to see if they are responsive by trying to talk to them and to see if they respond. Next, listen to hear for breathing. Call out for someone nearby to call 911 and send someone else to bring you the AED Machine.
2. Call 911
Send someone to call 911 while you open the person’s shirt, put your hands one on top of the other, and press on the sternum. You want to do 100 pumps or chest compressions per minute to keep the person alive. You still need the AED Machine to revive the person, though.
3. Locate AED Machine
Once the person brings you the AED Machine, press the green button on the machine and it will tell you to apply pads that come in the box. Place one pad on the person’s upper right chest and one under his left nipple. Then plug the connectors for the pads into the AED Machine. It will assess the person’s heartbeat and rhythm. Do not touch the patient during this time or when it delivers the shock, because it will shock you as well. The machine will tell you when it is ready to send the shock and you press the orange button.
4. Continue Chest Compressions & Using AED Machine
Do not stop until you see signs of life or until the paramedics come to take over.