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Can I use a mobile phone or radio near an AED?

Do not use a mobile phone or radio within 6 feet of the AED.

Radiofrequency interference (RFI) and electromagnetic interference (EMI), as well as infrared interference, generated by radio signals can disrupt analysis.

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