Is it safe to place the pads from an AED on top of medication patches?

Never place AED electrode pads directly on top of medication patches.

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What should I do before putting on personal protective gear to give care?
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First and foremost, wash your hands. This will ensure that your hands are clean before you put on an...
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What is the recovery position in first aid?
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The recovery position in first aid is designed to maintain the airway of an unconscious person. Ther...
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How do I prevent spreading disease after providing emergency care?
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Avoid handling any of your personal items such as pens or combs while giving care, or until you ...
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How can the 9-1-1 call taker help me with emergency first aid?
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Many 9-1-1 call takers also are trained to give first aid instructions, so they can assist you w...
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