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This is a bit of a game of telephone, because I'm recounting something I heard that happened and was curious about it.That's reasonable. I'd rather have the BLS do the other regular BLS stuff in that scenario though and have a good report ready for whenever they do get ALS, and then the medics can decide whether to put the pads on or not if they need to provide some sort of electrical therapy.
For the bottom line, if you assume that AED pads are a dime a dozen and that this wouldn't happen UNTIL an assessment, ASA, vitals, etc were done, would you ever want a BLS provider to do this? Conversely, is it just useless, or is it harmful?