Who can use an AED?

Anyone can use an AED if they are able to understand and follow directions. All AEDs use both visual and vocal prompts to walk a user through its proper use during a rescue. It requires no strength or stamina – even a child can use an AED. Common AED users include:
• Fire department personnel
• Police officers
• Lifeguards
• Flight attendants
• Security guards
• Teachers
• Family members of people at high risk of SCA

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