Instructor Preparation - Online Blended Part 1

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AED Setup

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Efficient Setup of Automatic External Defibrillators (AED)

Introduction to AED Setup

AED units are user-friendly and share common setup procedures. This guide will walk you through the essential steps to ensure your AED is ready for use.

Initial Inspection

  • Ensure the AED kit is complete with all necessary components.
  • Check that the battery is correctly installed and functioning.
  • Look for any warning indicators or malfunctioning lights.

Pad Inspection and Connection

  • Examine the pads for any damage or broken seals.
  • Connect the pads to the unit, unless designed to be connected later.
  • Ensure the pads are within their expiry date.

AED Unit Maintenance

Keep the AED in a clean, dry, and easily accessible location. Regularly check for any signs of wear or damage.

Troubleshooting and Assistance

If you encounter any issues with your AED unit, refer to the manufacturer's instructions or visit their website for specific guidance.

Regular AED Checks

Conduct routine checks as per your workplace's risk assessment, policies, practices, and manufacturer's recommendations to ensure the AED is always ready for use.


Setting up and maintaining an AED unit is a straightforward process, but it's crucial for ensuring prompt and effective response in emergency situations.

Learning Outcomes:
  • IPOSi Unit two LO1.5 & 2.4