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What should I do if I need to use an AED in rain?

  • If it is raining, take steps to make sure that the person is as dry as
         possible and sheltered from the rain.
  • Ensure that the person's chest is wiped dry. 
  • Do not delay defibrillation when taking steps to create a dry
         environment. 
  • AEDs are safe when all precautions and manufacturer's operating
         instructions are followed, even in rain and snow. 
  • Avoid getting the AED or defibrillation pads wet.

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