Automatic External Defibrillator - AED Level 2 (VTQ)

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AED Storage

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Best Practices for Storing and Using AED Units

Proper Storage of AEDs

Storing AED units correctly is crucial for their accessibility and functionality. They can be found in various locations including vehicles, first aid kits, and dedicated grab bags or boxes.

AED Cabinets: A variety of AED storage options are available, including lockable, heated, or air-cooled cabinets.

Responding to an Emergency with an AED

In an emergency requiring an AED:

  • If another individual is present, initiate CPR and instruct them to call emergency services and find the nearest AED.
  • When using an AED, brand does not matter. Turn on the device and follow its spoken instructions.

Post-Use Procedures

After using an AED:

  • Inform the responsible person or authority that the AED has been used.
  • Ensure the AED is inspected and serviced, including pad replacement and battery check, to maintain readiness for future emergencies.


Effective storage and use of AEDs, coupled with appropriate post-use maintenance, are key to ensuring they are ready for any emergency. Always follow the instructions provided by the AED unit for the best outcome.