Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in youth is not a rare occurrence. SCA is the leading cause of death on school property, which includes not only children, but also teachers, administrators, parents and visitors.
AEDs equipped with pediatric AED pads are capable of delivering lower levels of energy appropriate for infants and children up to 8 years old or weighing less than 55 pounds. Use pediatric AED pads and/or equipment, if available. Always follow local protocols, medical direction and the manufacturer’s instructions.