If you run a daycare center, elementary school, community center, pediatric medical practice, pediatric dental office, or any other organization that routinely serves young children under the age of eight, yes, you should purchase an AED with a pediatric setting and/or pediatric pads.
Can you use an adult AED on an infant or small child? In a word, YES! Although AEDs are manufactured with adults in mind, pediatric settings and pads adjust the energy level used, making them safe for young children who weigh less than 55 pounds. The American Heart Association recommends that pediatric attenuated pads should […]