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Is it true or false?

If the victim is lying in a shallow puddle of water, he should be moved before attempting to give an AED shock.

Asked by Awilkesmd, Last updated: Nov 16, 2022

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John Adney

John Adney

John Adney
John Adney

Answered Apr 02, 2017

  1. Light rain, mist or snow does not generally pose a concern for AED operation. However, take steps to make sure that the patient is as dry as possible, is sheltered from the rain, is not lying in a pool or puddle of water and his or her chest is completely dry before attaching the pads. Also make sure that you and other rescuers are not in contact with water when operating the AED. Moreover, avoid getting the AED or AED pads wet if possible.

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allenmtome

allenmtome

allenmtome
Allenmtome

Answered Apr 02, 2017

Is it safe to shock a casualty in water,any way
my answer is false
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John Adney

John Adney

John Adney
He should be removed
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John Smith

John Smith

John Smith
John Smith

Answered Sep 19, 2016

False

While a patient should be removed is he is submersed in water, lying in snow or a puddle does not require that he be moved before defibrillation.
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