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Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) in Schools

In the event of a cardiac arrest, an AED is a medical device that can be used to give an electric shock to a person to restore their normal heart rhythm.

Please see our useful links for the latest guidance from the Department for Education (DfE) on the purchase, installation, usage and maintenance of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) in your local school.

Frequently Asked Questions

We’ll be adding a number of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to the purchase of an AED for a School here – and the content within the FAQs list will be updated as regularly as possible.

See our Useful Links section to visit the website if you have questions related to the broader AEDs for Schools programme.

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Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) in Schools