All AED’s are user friendly, they will speak to you as soon as you switch them on and guide you through the whole resuscitation process. Some will even guide you through CPR until the ambulance arrives.
Below is an extract from the most recent AED guidelines from the Resuscitation Council (UK), the full guidelines can be found on their website, along with lots of other useful AED and resuscitation information :
‘’It is the view of the Resuscitation Council (UK) that the use of AEDs should NOT be restricted to trained personnel. Furthermore, the Resuscitation Council (UK) considers that it is inappropriate to display notices to the effect that only trained personnel should use the devices, or to restrict their use in other ways. Such restrictions are against the interests of victims of cardiac arrest, and discourage the greater use of AEDs by members of the public who may be able to preserve life and assist victims of cardiac arrest. This confirms similar advice from the British Heart Foundation.’’