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Maintaining your defib is as Important as having one

As defibrillation and effective CPR is the only definitive method of treating a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), having a defibrillator ready to be used in a rescue is essential for patient survival. Regular AED maintenance in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations will ensure that your device remains reliable and will be more effective in an SCA emergency.

AED failures

AED failures are infrequent and can easily be avoided. Investing in a defibrillator is not a short-term project. Maintenance of your AED is crucial to ensure that it is still working at its optimum level.

The best way to ensure your defib is in working order is to carry out regular checks. View out AED Checklist for more information on what to look for.

Battery

The life of a defibrillator battery will vary depending on its manufacturer, however, most are 5 years. Whether you have purchased your device from EireMed or not, we can supply or source batteries for your AED. If your battery needs replacing contact us by emailing info@eiremed.ie or lo call 1890 567 999

Pad Reminders

The life of a defibrillator pads depending on its manufacturer, however, most expire every 2 years. Whether you have purchased your device  from EireMed or not, we can supply or source replacement Pads for your AED. If your electrode pads needs replacing contact us by emailing info@eiremed.ie or lo call 1890 567 999

Service Contract

There is no need for a service contract on your defib as the defibrillator does a self check every day. It will notify you of an issue via the LCD display or a flashing light.

Training

Although training is not mandatory for using a defibrillator, we recommend some basic IHF Certified HeartSaver training, which will help you to get used to the particular model that you have bought. Training will ensure that you use your defibrillator to its full potential.

Safe Storage

Choosing where to store your defibrillator can also have an impact on how well it is maintained, particularly if you’re storing your device in a public location.

From wall brackets to cabinets, there is plenty of AED storage , which will help to increase both the security and visibility of your life-saving unit. Additionally, a cabinet will also help to protect your defibrillator against theft and general wear-and-tear.