Fort Wayne, IN
|reply to Crookshanks |
Re: CPR pays PR dividends
said by Crookshanks:In both cases, the person almost guaranteed to be unconscious before the AED would fire. A baby who is choking is not unconscious. A baby who requires a few thrusts on the back and then is smiling and laughing a few moments later is not unconscious. One of the first things that we've been instructed every time that I've been certified with CPR and AED is to check to see if the person is conscious and if they are, just monitor the situation and not start compressing, breathing, and shocking.
Who told you that? An AED will fire in cases of tachycardia and fibrillation. That's the whole point of an AED. If you learned otherwise you should fire the person doing first aid training for your company. From Wikipedia, emphasis mine:
I oversimplified it when I said if the patient has a heartbeat, but I'll stand by what I originally wrote when it isn't taken out of context. CPR and an AED wasn't necessary, and in this case wouldn't have done anything.