IS YOUR AED READY?
- Does YOUR facility or workplace have an AED (Automated External Defibrillator)?
- Is it checked regularly to ensure proper operation in the critical time when it is needed?
- Are your staff trained and comfortable with the use of the AED in an emergency situation?
- Did you know that AED Maintenance issues are identifiable and can be pointed to as a direct cause of any delays or failures to defibrillate?
Battery problems are a leading cause of AED failure. AED batteries should be checked regularly, both by trained employees of the facility AND a service agent trained in proper AED maintenance.
Expired / OLD pads/electrodes can cause the AED to improperly function and delay or prevent the life-saving shocks needed to reverse cardiac arrest.
An AED might sit idle for YEARS without being used, however, it must ALWAYS be ready to function.