Download your Free Defibrillator (AED) Checklist

Dave | Nov 5 2019 | 3 min read | Maintenance

Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are a vital piece of life-saving equipment. When used within the first few minutes of Sudden Cardiac Arrest, an AED can save lives. However, an AED is only useful if it is adequately maintained in good working order. AEDs perform regular self-test, checking the battery, components and circuitry of the...

Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are a vital piece of life-saving equipment. When used within the first few minutes of Sudden Cardiac Arrest, an AED can save lives. However, an AED is only useful if it is adequately maintained in good working order.

AEDs perform regular self-test, checking the battery, components and circuitry of the device for any potential problems. If the device fails a self-test, there will be an audible or visual (or both) warning given so that corrective action can take place. Therefore it is vital that you check your AED regularly to ensure is passed its self-tests. You should also check the electrode pads and battery¬† to ensure they haven’t expired, along with the ancillary equipment required.

To help you with this task, we have designed a simple yet comprehensive checklist. Feel free to download it: here.

Our latest Lifepak CR2 AEDs and Heartsine PADs (with Heartsine Gateway) connect your AED to the internet for automatic monitoring. This means the AED will notify if there is a problem such as:

  • Low Battery
  • Electrode pads expiring
  • Failed self-test
  • Battery expiring

Our range of Aivia internal and external cabinets have the ability to connect your existing AED to the internet. You will then receive notifications for issues such as:

  • Cabinet Door Opened
  • Electrode pads expiring
  • Failed self-test
  • Battery expiring

If you would like to find out more, please check out our ‘connected’ page: www.hearts.ie/connected