iPAD AED

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We're now going to look at the iPAD AED. Now, iPAD stands for Intelligent Public Access Defibrillator. Now, this unit itself has been on the market for a few years now and has very quickly become very, very popular, and there's a lot of these about. Now, all AED units, as we said before, they actually pretty much work the same, but everyone's got its individual features. So we're going to have a look at this one in a little bit more detail. The AED itself comes in a case, now the case with this one's quite a strong case, a rigid case, which keeps the unit safe. And through the case, there's a window on here that tells you the state of the battery, and that the pads are attached, and also any warning lights can flash through there as well. It's clearly marked with the AED sign. So it's very easy to see at distance the AED is there, and it comes with carrying straps and also shoulder straps. The case itself is going to keep the AED dry should you be using in outside locations.

Once you open up the unit, in the front here, you can put spare pads, preparation kits for using it. We should have here like a few razors and scissors, things like that, that'll fit inside. And then the other instructions and information can go in here as well. Now, this particular unit here we're demonstrating with is a live AED unit, but it has been specially adapted so that we can use it in training. So when we're going to show you in a minute exactly how this unit works, it has been adapted. So we're going to have the pads out, rather than on a mannequin. So just to show you around the unit itself, the actual whole unit does come out of here, so if you wanted to take it out the case you can do. The indicator here is describing is actually the status of the battery, and that the pads we will attach and the unit is all ready to go. Here is the plug where you can take the pads in and out. We have an on-off button, the shock button, and also an information button.

Now, the on-off button is exactly what it says. So if you turn it on, you want to test the unit. You can turn the unit on, and then push it again, that would turn the unit off, and it goes into shutdown. Shock button will also flash when it's ready to deliver the shock. And the information button on this unit would tell you or help you to give prompts when doing CPR. So it gives you an indication of when to do the compressions and when to do the breaths. The unit itself would talk to you, so we'll go through the whole of that cycle shortly. Now, this area here is the speaker, and this unit adapts the actual volume depending on background noise. So you work in a very loud environment or using it in a loud environment, the sound will be adjusted accordingly. Also with this one we have a switch at the top here, this is a safety switch, so that you can use one set of pads for adults and children, and you can just slide it across. And it has a little fixture in here to avoid it accidentally being able to be moved across. So the unit itself changes the way it shocks, rather than have a separate set of pads on it.

The pads themselves on this unit come out the side through a little tab on here, and you can pull that and the pad packet will come out. So looking at the pads themselves, it works very similarly to most AED pads. It's a sealed container, so you need to make sure that there's no damage to the actual container itself, and you can rip that open. Now, just for training now, we're just going to disconnect those live pads there and we're going to replace them with a separate set of pads. When they're actually opened, you got the plug, it's attached to the actual pads themselves. So this here which is right at the top of it, but if the whole thing comes away it's not a problem. But the pads also give other information on how to actually use them and where to place them. The pads themselves have pictures, and they're also numbered. So we've got the pictures here to go with the one on the top, and the one underneath the arm. With the pads themselves, they're self-adhesive gel and the silverware on here is where the electricity will actually be transmitted through, and they're very tacky to the feel.

So with the pads there, what we're going to do is to simulate this unit in a shock cycle, so we can actually see and hear what the actual unit is saying. Now, we're taking it out the case just to make it a bit easier for us to show you the individual features of the iPAD AED. So I think that runs through the back, earlier on we saw that they pulled out the pads, so this is where they're stored, inside this plastic case in the bottom. So the pads themselves will just pull out, and the pads would always be connected to the unit. So just a full plug that goes in and out, you can see the electrodes in there, and this would need to go through. Now, the plug itself will only go in one way. But the letters on there will indicate which way up it goes, the cable here sit very, very obvious. And you wouldn't be able to put it any other way than straight in that way.

Well, we got the unit out the box, also have a look at some of the other features. Now, with AED units, they will all have some method of storing data so that after they've been used, that data can be used, by the medical professionals and the doctors. Now, this one here has an SD card, and it also has an infrared port on it as well. So that cover there is just there to keep it safe and that data can then be used very easily by the emergency services. Now, we're going to run through a cycle with this unit so you can hear what it says and how it actually works. Now, remember this unit is a specially adapted one for training purposes. So in the real world, you would never just have the pads lying up here, you would be using them on a person, or in training, you would use them on to a mannequin.

Now, the first thing we need to do is just decide whether we're dealing with an adult or a child, say with this unit. So you can just lift this cover-up, and you can slide the switch on the top to a child or to adult. So for this example, we're going to leave it onto the adult. Next thing we need to do is turn the unit on.

Call emergency medical services now. Adult mode. Follow the voice prompt calmly. Remove all clothing from chest and stomach. Rip clothing if necessary. Take out the pads from the bottom of the device. Tear open the pads packaging. Look closely at the picture on each pad. Peel off the pad labeled 1 and stick to the bare skin of the patient exactly as shown in the picture. Peel off the pad labeled 2 and stick to the bare skin of the patient exactly as shown in the picture. Press the pads firmly to the bare skin of the patient. Analyzing heart rhythm. Shock advised. Stand clear. Press the flashing orange button now. Deliver shock now. Shock delivered. Begin CPR now. Press the flashing blue eye button or see... First... Breathe. Breathe. Second... System shutting down.

So what you saw there is it went through the information side, so it's telling you actually how to deliver when to deliver, so you get the exact speed right, and also when to do the breaths. Just because it's telling you to do the breaths, you could carry on to do continual chest compressions if you want. So when the unit has been successful or maybe that person's showing signs of life, then you can push and hold the button, and then the unit will go into shut down.