AED/CPR InformationThe purpose of this information is to keep the GASD community informed and updated on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and using an AED. While it is our greatest hope that we will never have to use these procedures and equipment, we must also live by the credo "always prepared". For if you can save a person's life, then the time and resources spent on this project are worth it.
AED Building Locations
Every building in the district has at least one AED, including the Eisenhower Center. Signage is located throughout each building to identify specific locations. Be sure to make notice of these signs and locations so that you are "Prepared!"
The Chain of Survival
EARLY Advanced CareRemember it takes only one person to start the chain and increase the person's chance of survival. You can be that person to make a difference.CPRAdult and Older ChildChild (1-8 years old)Infant (less than 1 year old)Victim is unresponsivePhone 911Give two minutes of CPR, then phone 911same as childOpen the airway using the head tilt chin liftsamesamesameCheck for breathing -look, listen, and feel for 5-10 secondssamesamesameIf no circulation, provide chest compressionsFind the center of the chest (using the nipple line) place the heel of one hand on the sternum with the other hand on top, provide 30 compressions, at least 1.5 to 2 inches deepFind the center of the chest (using the nipple line), use 1 or 2 hands providing 30 compressions 1/3 to 1/2 inch deepPlace index finger on sternum at nipple line, using next two fingers, provide 30 compressions 1/3 to 1/2 inch deepCompression Rate(timed for one minute if only doing compressions)100-120100-120100-120Compression to ventilation rate30:230:230:2To Relieve ChokingAbdominal Thrusts(Heimlich Maneuver)sameBack slaps and chest thrustsAED UseAdultChildInfantTurn the power on (or open the case)Use AED as soon as it arrives
same SameAttach pad to the victim's bare chestUse Adult PadsUse Pediatric PadsUse pediatric pads to chest and backAllow the AED to check the heart rhythmClear and AnalyzeClear and AnalyzePush the shock button if prompted by the AEDClear and ShockClear and ShockPerforming Adult CPR with an Automatic External DefibrillatorDetermine unresponsiveness. If unresponsive.....
A - Open the Airway with the head tilt - chin liftB - Check for Movement - Place your face, cheek side down next to the victims face. Your eyes should be looking towards the victim's chest.
If you are alone, phone 911, get the AED, and return to the victim.
If you are not alone, scream for help, direct someone to call 911, and direct another to get the AED.
C - Circulation - Remove clothing from the front of the chest and perform chest compressions
- look to see if the chest rises
- listen for air movement
- feel for breaths on your cheek
D. Defibrillate - When the AED is brought to the site........ Power on the AEDAttach the AED pads to the victim's bare chest. Follow electrode diagram for placement location.Follow AED instructions - "Clear" victim while the AED checks rhythm.If a shockable rhythm - "Clear" victim and push the shock button if the AED tells you to. Be certain to do a visual inspection around the victim to make certain all bystanders are clear before pressing the shock button.If no shock advised by the AED, continue CPR until rescue personnel arrive.If victim has a pulse and is breathing, place in the recovery position and leave electrodes in place.
compress lower half of the sternum at the nipple line 1.5 to 2 inches
compress at a rate of about 100 times per minute
give 30 compressions to two rescue breaths
after five cycles or about two minutes, check for signs of circulation