Public Access AED Program

The Key Biscayne Fire Rescue has placed a large number of AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) for public use throughout our community.

FIND AN AED NEAR YOU!
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AED PRIMARY ASSESSMENT AND ACTIVATION PROCEDURE

  • Assess safety of scene.
  • Assess patient to determine if he/she is unresponsive and not breathing.
  • Start CPR if appropriate.
  • Advise someone to retrieve AED from specific location and to call 911.
  • Take necessary precautions to avoid contact with blood and other body fluids.
  • Assure 911 has been called.
  • Turn on AED.
  • Expose patient’s bare chest.
  • Attach pads to patient correctly as shown in the picture on pads.
  • Stop CPR and advise everybody to stand clear.
  • AED will analyze patient’s rhythm.
  • AED will acknowledge need for defibrillation.
  • Reconfirm that everybody is clear and NO ONE is touching the patient.
  • Start shock procedure by pushing shock control.
  • Resume CPR until EMS arrives.
  • Follow any additional prompts that the AED provides.

ABOUT KEY BISCAYNE'S PUBLIC ACCESS AED PROGRAM

Numerous scientific studies have proven that rapid defibrillation is the single most important factor affecting survival from sudden cardiac arrest in adults.

This research, coupled with important technological advances, has driven Key Biscayne Fire Rescue, in alliance with The Key Biscayne Community Foundation, to create a Public Access AED program to increase access to early defibrillation. 

LOOK FOR THE SIGNS AND BE AWARE OF WHERE THEY ARE!

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More information about our AED and CPR programs is available here at The Link to Survival (PDF) or by contacting Sylvie Elmoznino at selmoznino@keybiscayne.fl.gov.

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