New AED Location sign

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In 2006, the Resuscitation Council (UK) BLS/AED Subcommittee designed a standard sign to indicate the presence of an automated external defibrillator (AED) to increase the opportunities for PAD.

In 2014 it was recognised that improved AED signage might encourage more people to use the AED


The new AED location sign makes the following changes to the current one:

It changes the lightning bolt icon into a stylised ECG heart trace
The description is changed to Defibrillator – Heart Restarter
A supine person was added, showing the suggested placement of the defibrillator pads

The supporting information poster reinforces the following key messages about PAD and the use of an AED:

Anyone can use an AED – you do not need prior medical or first-aid training
It is easy to use – just follow its instructions
It is for use on an unconscious person not breathing normally

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