First Aid For Medical Emergencies & Conditions

How should I use an AED on someone with hypothermia?

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  • AAmerican Red Cross answered
    • If the person is wet, remove wet clothing and dry his or her chest.
    • Attach the AED pads. 
    • If a shock is indicated, deliver it, following the instructions of the
    • If the person still is not breathing, continue CPR and protect the
           person from further heat loss.
    • Do not withhold CPR or defibrillation to re-warm the person. 
    • Be careful not to unnecessarily shake a person who has experienced
           hypothermia as this could result in V-fib.
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