While placing AED electrode pads on an unresponsive patient, you observe an implanted device in the patient’s chest. What should your next action be?

The correct answer is:

A. If possible, place electrode pads to either side, not directly over the implanted device.

Providers can identify an implanted device as a lump under the skin of the upper chest. The device may interfere with the delivery of electricity of the AED. If possible the AED pad should be placed to either side of the device.

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