In which environments and situations should I not use an AED?

  • Do not defibrillate someone around flammable or combustible materials, such as gasoline or free-flowing oxygen.
  • Do not use an AED in a moving vehicle; the movement may affect the analysis.
  • Do not use an AED on a person who is in contact with water; move the person and AED away from puddles, swimming pools or out of the rain.

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