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Should you remove nipple piercings before you use an aed?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: In an emergency

just use the AED.

In brief: In an emergency

just use the AED.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care

In brief: Yes

Piercing will act as a conductor.

In brief: Yes

Piercing will act as a conductor.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine

In brief: No

The most important predictor of success when using an AED is how quickly (after cardiac arrest) the shock is delivered.
When placed appropiately, the pads of an AED should not come in contact with a nipple ring but regardless, the time spent removing the rings is better spent applying the pads and delivering what may be a life saving shock.

In brief: No

The most important predictor of success when using an AED is how quickly (after cardiac arrest) the shock is delivered.
When placed appropiately, the pads of an AED should not come in contact with a nipple ring but regardless, the time spent removing the rings is better spent applying the pads and delivering what may be a life saving shock.
Dr. Luke Hermann
Dr. Luke Hermann
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