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AED for infants and children younger than 8 years old 18

Pediatric-capable AEDs for Reduced Shock Doses

  1. Use pediatric pads to reduce shock dose OR
  2. Attach pediatric dose attenuator to AED

AED Use for Victims 8 years of age and Older

  1. Use AED once available
  2. Use adult pads
  3. Place pads as illustrated on bare skin

AED Use for Victims Younger 8 years of age

  1. Use AED once available
  2. Use child pads. If not available, use adult and make sure pads do not touch one another
  3. Ensure child dose switch is one
  4. Place pads as illustrated on bare skin

AED Use for Infants

  1. Manual defibrillator preferred to AED
  2. AED with pediatric dose attenuator is a good alternative
  3. If none available, use AED without pediatric dose attenuator
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