AED signs have changed from UK Resus and British Heart Foundation

AED signAED sign design has changed to make them clearer and encourage more people to use an AED.  Not only has the sign changed but the UK Resuscitation Council and the British Heart Foundation, have produced a poster to go along with the new design.

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

  • It changes the lightning bolt icon into a stylised ECG heart trace – respondents overwhelmingly said they would be more likely to use a sign with this icon on.
  • The description is changed to “Defibrillator – Heart Restarter” – respondents said they thought this term would most encourage them to use the device.
  • A supine person was added, showing the suggested placement of the defibrillator pads, to reinforce (by way of a strong visual cue) how the device should be used.

The supporting information poster was reviewed by experts and is consistent with the 2015 Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines. It 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

You can download copies of the signs in PDF and JPEG at www.resus.org.uk/defibrillators/standard-sign-for-aeds  For details of video online AED and other training call ProTrainings on 01206 805359 or visit www.protrainings.eu

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Keith

ProTrainings Europe was set up by to offer classroom training nationally and video e-learning to enable students to lean using different media. We believe training should never end when the course finishes so whether a class course, video online or blended we offer a host of extra resources to continue training long after the course finishes. ProTrainings also offer a free video online first aid course to every child with www.StudentFirstAid.co.uk and other blogs like www.FirstAidShow.com. For more information on any training requirements including nationally though our network of approved and monitored instructors call 01206 805359 or email support@protrainings.eu

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