This module on AED describes in detail the theoretical and clinical aspects of using device and its use in managing patient with cardiac complications.
At the end of the course the learner would be able to:
• To understand the basics of AED
• To demonstrate the steps of using an AED
Instructor: Ms. Tarika Sharma, Asst. Prof, MMU ,Mullana, Ambala
Facility: Maharishi Markandeshwar Deemed University (MMU), Mullana, Ambala
Introduction of Course
Every year thousands of people die of sudden cardiac arrest. Many of these deaths could be prevented with immediate and appropriate care. AEDs (Automatic External Defibrillators), when used within the first 3-5 minutes of a person suffering a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) can dramatically increase a victims chance of survival from currently what is currently less 5% to as much as 70% and higher with a defibrillator on the scene.
An automatic external defibrillator (AED) is a portable device that checks the heart rhythm and can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm.
Pulseless ventricular tachycardia (VT)
Ventricular fibrillation (VF)
Defibrillation depolarizes a critical mass of the heart muscle, terminates the arrhythmia, and allows normal sinus rhythm to be re-established by the body's natural pacemaker, in the SA node of the heart.Automated External Defibrilator - 8:59