Automatic External Defibrillator - AED Level 2 (VTQ)

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AED Locations

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Finding an AED During an Emergency

Knowing where to find an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) can be crucial in emergency situations. Here's a guide on where to look for them.

Accessing AEDs in Various Locations

AEDs are increasingly available in public and private spaces for quick response in emergencies.

AEDs at Work and Home

If your workplace or home is equipped with an AED, it offers immediate access during emergencies.

Emergency Services and AED Locations

During an emergency, calling 999 or 112 not only dispatches an ambulance but may also activate local community responders or volunteers with AEDs.

Public Access AEDs

AEDs are often placed in public areas for widespread accessibility.

Common Public Spaces

  • Airports, Railway Stations, and Shopping Centres: These busy areas are common spots for public access AEDs.
  • Community AEDs: Often found outside shops, pubs, doctor's surgeries, and dental practices, these AEDs are usually locked with access codes provided by emergency services.

Corporate AEDs

Many businesses also invest in AEDs for emergency preparedness.

Action Steps in Cardiac Arrest Situations

If faced with a cardiac arrest, quickly ask bystanders about nearby AEDs and send someone to retrieve it. Early use of an AED can significantly improve survival chances.

Being Observant in the Community

Take time to notice AED locations when you're out and about; their prevalence might surprise you.


Identifying AED locations in advance can be lifesaving. Familiarise yourself with their locations in your regular environments and public spaces.

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