Resources - The Use of an AED

Key Stage 3

Question 1

Move the words to the correct labels on the image.

Consider the image below and think where you would put red arrows for the direction of oxygenated blood and blue arrows for deoxygenated blood.


Question 2

What should be kept with the AED?

Question 3

What safety precautions do you have to consider when using an AED?

Question 4

If an AED is readily available, which takes priority, fitting the AED or carrying out CPR?


  1. Outine of heart with label of its parts

      • AED Pads
      • AED spare pads
      • Tough cut scissors
      • Towel
      • Razor
      • Pocket mask (recommended)

      • Remove any jewellery near the site of pads
      • Remove underwired bras
      • Remove any medical patches near the site of pads
      • Dry a wet chest
      • Keep bystanders away from the casualty
      • Keep oxygen away while delivering the shock
    • The AED takes priority to attached to the casualty. If there two first aiders, one can carry out CPR while the other attaches the AED.

    Key Stage 2

    Question 1

    Move the words to the correct labels on the image.

    Question 2

    What safety precautions do you have to consider when using an AED?

    Question 3

    If an AED is readily available, which takes priority, fitting the AED or carrying out CPR?

    1. Outline of heart and lungs with labels of the body parts
      • Remove any jewellery near the site of pads
      • Remove underwired bras
      • Remove any medical patches near the site of pads
      • Dry a wet chest
      • Keep bystanders away from the casualty
      • Keep oxygen away while delivering the shock
    2. The AED takes priority to attached to the casualty. If there two first aiders, one can carry out CPR while the other attaches the AED.

    Key Stage 1

    Question 1

    Download the outline of the image below to colour in. You can either download the file to edit in picture editing software or print out to colour in. Click here to download

    Cardiac Science AED

    Question 2

    Complete the word search with words relating to the AED.