Are AEDs safe to use on anyone?

Yes, AEDs are safe to use on anyone. Children under age 8 and 55 lbs do require special pediatric electrode pads or a special AED accessory to “dial down” the power to levels appropriate to their size. An AED will not shock unless it detects a shockable heart rhythm (Ventricular Fibrillation or Ventricular Tachycardia).

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