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How Old Can You Be To Use An Automated External Defibrillator
Old enough --: The use of AED is always in emergency as a matter of life and death correct? So remember first to call 911, then anybody who is old enough to act responsibly and with basic knowledge on the use of AED (it is self -instructed for the most part after it's turned on) can use AED and probably be a life saver! if you are the only witness to cardiac arrest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Almost anyone: Almost anyone who can understand and follow instructions. Generally the american heart association, aha, recommends that children are at least 8 years old before they take the training for basic life saving, bls, or cpr. This training includes when to and how to use an automated external defibrillator or aed. Additionally, the machine gives instructions while in use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In years?: You must be old enough to understand what you're doing, how to do it, and why you're doing it. Basically, if you can read and understand directions, you're old enough. ...Read more
Any age: Anyone who knows how to use it, can use it. It's not regulated by law. It stands to reason that if someone experiences a cardiac arrest, the most senior person who is available will take over. With adults, it may be a medical professional. If a child applies the AED and is the only one there, it may be life saving. If a trained adult arrives on scene, they will take over. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Old enough to hear: Numerous studies have shown that for the best designed automated defibrillators, schoolchildren readily learn the operation and safe use of the device. While it would be preferred to have a well-trained adult utilizing the device, i, for one, will take anybody out there in the event that I should need such a device. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variety of ways: There are two kinds of defibrillators, internal and external. Internal defibrillators are implanted under the skin similar to a permanent pacemaker. This type of defibrillator works automatically and does not require human intervention. External defibrillators are found in hospitals and in public areas. These are manually applied to the outside of the chest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No special issues: In general the AED will not effect the ICD, there are some exceptions. When placing the AED patches, the presence of an ICD will be fairly obvious to the first responders and they should take care not to place the AED patch directly over the ICD ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ICD: If an ICD patient had a shockable arrhythmia and the ICD didn't fire or fired and didn't convert the rhythm, its not likely the AED if fired would cause a problem. If an AED were applied to a patient with an ICD and an inappropriate shock was delivered by the device after it was activated by someone, it is possible that the ICD could be damaged. Other possibilities also exist.. ...Read more
Either: But clearly much more effective if used together. ...Read more
Duration of coma: Coma itself is not a progressive disorder. It is induced by an underlying condition. Unless there a progression of the cause of coma, the coma will not cause additional changes. Caring for someone in coma, care must be taken for appropriate nutrition, oxygenation, skin to avoid ulceration and monitor for infection, since persons in coma may have compromised immune systems. ...Read more
Can ileus happen randomly to a healthy adult. What are ways to relieve such a condition. Is it safe to use an enema while you have untreated ileus?
Do medical devices need to be approved by the fda? Who regulates these devices such as an inversion table for example? How can I be sure they're safe?
Not a Medical device: Yes, actual medical devices are regulated by the fda, but i doubt an inversion table is marketed to treat anything. Most manufacturers go out of their way to be sure to state the it is not intended to treat a medical condition. So you are left with reviews and comments by other users. If the device is truly unsafe and it injures someone, they will be sued for it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Special needs: Most physicians are experienced in dealing with patients who have special needs, such as blind, deaf, speech issues, language barriers and so forth. ...Read more
My friend has an emergency intracardiac injection in her purse. Can an average person be properly trained to use it?
Needs clarification: It is unlikely anyone has an :intracardiac injection in their purse because there is no value to injecting medicines into the heart itself for the most part. What many people have is an Epipen (epinephrine) which allows people with severe allergies to give themselves a dose of Epinephrine and stop or limit a severe allergic reaction. It is given into a muscle, often the thigh. It is easy to use, even kids learn. ...Read more
Is it possible for you to do physical activities if you have an implantable cardioverter defibrillator?
Yes: As long as it's properly programmed, there shouldn't be a problem. ...Read more
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