PurchaseAEDs.com is the place to buy AED batteries and pads (or electrodes.) These items should never be neglected as their function is obviously crucial to the readiness of the AED in an emergency. AEDs typically chirp and display a visual self-test fail when the battery is low. If you’re curious why a battery may become low when an AED is rarely used it’s because the batteries fuel the self-tests that the AEDs complete to ensure readiness. Pads are different, however, since there is often there is no visual or audible warning that pads have expired. You must look at pad expiration every time you conduct an audit. The FDA requires pads be replaced because the water-based gel (which sticks to the chest and conducts the life-saving defibrillation therapy) typically dries out over time.
Here is a very useful schedule which describes the standard expiration or life of the AED accessories or consumables:
|Brand||Product Type||Expiration or Life|
|Defibtech||Lifeline||Batteries||5-Years or 7-Years|
|EN-PRO||PlusTrac||Program Mgt License||1-Year to 5-Years|
|ZOLL||AED Plus||CPR-D Padz||5-Years|
|ZOLL||AED Plus||Batteries||1-Year to 2-Years|
If you’re managing many AEDs especially if they are in different buildings, locations and even different geography then you should certainly consider AED Program Management software. These offerings like PlusTrac, StatPADS and Arch have wonderfully designed systems to provide reminders to check AEDs and detailed audit processes and tracking for compliance.
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