Can an AED be used on children?

Standard AEDs with can be used on children over 8 years old.

Some AED models, such as the ones we use on our training courses, have both adult and paediatric chest pads, so for children between 1 and 8 years old, paediatric pads or a paediatric mode should be used if available; if not available then the standard AED pads should be used as normal.

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