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Trading-In Old AEDs | When to Upgrade Aging Automated External Defibrillators

Did your organization invest in AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) a long time ago?  If so, bravo for embracing life-safety and for protecting your people (who are obviously your most important assets.)  This short article serves as a guide for which AEDs have been discontinued, out of warranty or been deemed “end of life.”  Lets the define the differences:  discontinued means the devices are no longer manufactured like the Philips HeartStart FR2, out of warranty means the device is beyond its 5 – 8 year warranty and the manufacturer repair and replacement, and “end of life” or “end of support” means the manufacturer no longer supplies the batteries, pads and other accessories.  AED One-Stop Shop is your best resource to get honest answers about your old public defibrillators.  Perhaps you’ll enjoy our AED Buyer’s Guide online 12 question survey.

Welch Allyn AED 10 & AED 20

Welch Allyn certainly remains in business but they are not active in the North American AED market. Welch Allyn, Inc. was founded in 1915 and is an American manufacturer of medical diagnosis devices, patient monitoring systems, and miniature precision lamps. Headquartered in Skaneateles Falls, New York, Welch Allyn employs more than 2,750 people and has manufacturing, sales, and distribution facilities located throughout the world.  Due to the discontinued / unsupported status of the Welch AEDs, these no longer have “trade-in” value towards new AEDs.

Medtronic LIFEPAK 500 AEDs

The LIFEPAK 500 AED hit the market in 1997 and has been utilized by companies, schools, fire departments and communities to protect and save lives.  In 2007 the LIFEPAK 500 was discontinued.  Beyond the discontinuation of production is an AED’s “end of life” where batteries and electrode pads are no longer available along with repair service.  In short this means they need to be replaced.  There are two product types:  monophasic and biphasic versions.  The monophasic version of the LIFEPAK 500 reached its “end of life” in February 2012.  The biphasic version of the LIFEPAK 500 reached its “end of life” in January 2015.

Philips HeartStream ForeRunner FR1, FR2, FR2+

Philips Healthcare manufactures the popular HeartStart AEDs that are typically in a distinctive red carrying case.  AED One-Stop Shop is an “authorized Philips National Distributor” and we often get questions about AEDs being discontinued and when to replace them.  If you’ve had AEDs for about 10 – 20 years it’s possible that your AEDs have reached “End of Life” or at least nearing it.  The older type AEDs to be concerned about are:  ForeRunner, FR, and FR1. These AEDs are considered obsolete, no longer supported, no longer warrantied and supplies such as batteries and electrode pads are no longer available.  From the standpoint of protecting lives, the new AEDs offered by Philips have far better technology, they’re much easier-to-use and they’re more reliable too.  From the standpoint of managing risk, organizations with “End of Life” AEDs are wise to replace them immediately.  Now to AEDs which are still supported but are nearing their “End of Life.”  The AEDs to be aware of are:  Philips HeartStart FR2, FR2+, and HeartStream FR2. These AEDs are currently supported by Philips Healthcare and batteries and pads are still available.  These devices are expected to reach “End of Life” in December of 2018.  The technology is still viable but a short-coming of the FR2 and FR2+ AEDs is that they don’t have pre-connected pads.  Having electrode pads which are pre-connected is now a “standard” in the industry.  In a chaotic rescue when a loved one or colleague is down and unresponsive, plugging in electrodes is one extra step which can delay the rescue.  The FR2 devices still have some “trade-in” value (often between $50 – $100) towards the purchase of a new AEDs.

HeartSine Samaritan 300P

The HeartSine Samaritan AEDs are quite popular because they’re easy-to-use, affordable and manageable to maintain.  The lastest HeartSine Samaritan AEDs are the 350P, 360P, and 450P.  The older devices which should be replaced right away are the older 300P models.

FirstSave, Survivalink, CardioVive or older Powerheart G3 AEDs

Cardiac Science manufactures the popular Powerheart G3 AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators.)  AED One-Stop Shop is a National “Authorized” Cardiac Science dealer and we often get questions about when to replace and upgrade older versions of these devices.  Powerheart G3 AEDs are typically blue and yellow in color and they are distinguished by a blue and gray carrying case.  If you’ve had Powerheart AEDs for 10 – 20 years you might have AEDs that have been deemed “End of Life” by the manufacturer.  To determine if your AEDs are affected by this announcement remove your AED from the carry-case and look at the model number on the back.  The model number typically begins with 93XX and the last digits are important:  devices which end in -001, -101, and -201 need to be replaced.  Devices that end in -501, or -1001 are okay at this time.

Like all technology, the newer AEDs are remarkably better!  All the new product features make the rescuer experience simpler and more straight-forward.  The new AEDs are far-improved in coaching how to do CPR and can often give real-time feedback.  You’ll like newer devices like the Powerheart G5, Defibtech VIEW, HeartSine Samaritan 450P.  And rumor has it that brand new devices like the ZOLL AED 3 and the LIFEPAK CR2 with WiFi connectivity may be available soon in the U.S.

AED One-Stop Shop is the best place to get trade-in value for older AEDs and get the latest life-saving technology in your hands.  Call us at 855-677-2337 at email us at Sales@AEDOneStopShop.com.  Or browse the newest AEDs with pricing on our sister ecommerce site purchaseAEDs.com.

LIFEPAK 500 AEDs Should Be Replaced

Many customers who have had AEDs for a long time may have an AED type called the LIFEPAK 500 from Medtronic or Physio-Control.  These LP-500 AED Defibrillator machines were some of the most popular in the industry.  They were built incredibly tough and resilient and were pretty straightforward to use.  But like all good things, the time for this Automated External Defibrillator has come to an end.

If you’re seeking batteries or pads for the LIFEPAK 500 you might have a hard time finding them.  In fact anybody supplying parts for this older type AED should really be advising you that the AED has been deemed “end of life.”  The manufacturer of the LIFEPAK is Physio-Control and they announced that the “end of life” for this device was January 31st, 2015.

AED One-Stop Shop is a National LIFEPAK dealer/supplier/retailer.  And we are armed with some powerful incentives to help customers replace their LIFEPAK 500 AEDs with a new type AED Defibrillator.  The good news for customers is that the newer type AEDs (as you might expect) are simpler to use, more reliable, more affordable to maintain and they are packed with greater technology.  One of the most common AED types that customers upgrade to are the LIFEPAK CR-Plus AEDs.  These are obviously the same trusted LIFEPAK brand but they are the latest technology for public defibrillators.  A few key differences for these AEDs are as follow:

  • More advanced platform
  • Enhanced upgradability (CPR prompts for example)
  • Fast delivery of shock
  • Up to 360J of energy for tough to defibrillate patients
  • Availability of “Fully-Automatic” model
  • Affordable Charge-Pak battery sticks
  • Unique pull handle for use of electrode pads
  • Enhanced general ease-of-use

We currently have some instant rebate discounts to upgrade to the CR-Plus or more advanced LIFEPAK 1000 model.  And there are many more options available by calling 855-677-2337.  If you’re ready to upgrade right this minute.  Here’s a special offer from our partner site PurchaseAEDs.com, it’s the LIFEPAK AED Bundle with every accessory to help save a life including a new cabinet and sign for just $1795.00.  Buying through this trusted partner still makes you eligible for the offers, just please send us an email at Sales@AEDOneStopShop.com to make us aware that you’re trading in LIFEPAK 500 AEDs.

The LIFEPAK AEDs (formerly Medtronic)

Physio-Control is the manufacturer of the trusted LIFEPAK brand for defibrillation products. This company (as EMS professionals and healthcare professionals already know) offers a “go to” product line for the first-responder, hospital and clinic settings. But what about the ever broadening AED market and in particular the public defibrillator market?

Automated External Defibrillators are certainly being placed more prominently within huge vertical markets such as schools, corporations, universities, churches, non-profits, government, utilities, gymnasiums, and hotels. There are several more large markets which are noticeably under-deployed with these life-saving devices such as restaurants, retailers, public transit, and believe it or not nursing homes. With so many markets it is difficult for any one brand to have alternatives for each type of setting and each application for life-protecting AEDs. Physio-Control offers 3 excellent models and through a recent acquisition the offer even more.

The LIFEPAK 1000 is the premier AED product from Physio-Control. It is large and rugged and design and they’ve spared no expense when it comes to the large display screen to enhance usability. There is no doubt that this is advanced life-saving technology as it can deliver up to 360J of energy to the cardiac arrest victim. The LP 1000 is a favorite for FDs and PDs but it can certainly be utilized in public settings too.

The LIFEPAK CR-Plus is the middle level device for Physio-Control. It balances ease-of-use, low cost of maintenance and through clever design it is perhaps the fastest AED in the industry to deliver therapy. The CR-Plus defibrillator is versatile enough to be placed in facilities or vehicles. Customers love the ease-of-use features and in a moment of chaos the red handle to open pads is a clever design feature.

The LIFEPAK Express is the budget model for Physio-Control. It boasts many of the marvelous features offered by the black CR-Plus devices but this AED is more affordable and it is white in color. It is a great fit for organizations who great technology and what to be compatible with LIFEPAK devices but must manage a tight budget.

The HeartSine Samaritan PAD 350P and 450P are the newest members of the Physio-Control family. As part of a recent acquisition HeartSine (an Ireland-based AED manufacturer) look for the small and compact Samaritan devices to be a nice product line extension.
AED One-Stop Shop is the New-Mexico based National AED distributor who’s turning heads in the industry. AED One-Stop Shop uses a consultative business model to pair customers with the perfect life-protecting public defibrillators for their organization. AED One-Stop Shop is proud to offer Physio-Control products. Read more on the LIFEPAK brand on the AED One-Stop Shop official site or email Sales@AEDOneStopShop.com or call 855-OSS-AEDS for a quote or proposal.

LIFEPAK 500 AEDs Replacement Upgrade

Many customers who have had AEDs for a long time may have an AED type called the LIFEPAK 500 from Medtronic or Physio-Control.  These LP-500 AED Defibrillator machines were some of the most popular in the industry.  They were built incredibly tough and resilient and were pretty straightforward to use.  But like all good things, the time for this Automated External Defibrillator has come to an end.

If you’re seeking batteries or pads for the LIFEPAK 500 you might have a hard time finding them.  In fact anybody supplying parts for this older type AED should really be advising you that the AED has been deemed “end of life.”  The manufacturer of the LIFEPAK is Physio-Control and they announced that the “end of life” for this device was January 31st, 2015.

AED One-Stop Shop is a National LIFEPAK dealer/supplier/retailer.  And we are armed with some powerful incentives to help customers replace their LIFEPAK 500 AEDs with a new type AED Defibrillator.  The good news for customers is that the newer type AEDs (as you might expect) are simpler to use, more reliable, more affordable to maintain and they are packed with greater technology.  One of the most common AED types that customers upgrade to are the LIFEPAK CR-Plus AEDs.  These are obviously the same trusted LIFEPAK brand but they are the latest technology for public defibrillators.  A few key differences for these AEDs are as follow:

  • More advanced platform
  • Enhanced upgradability (CPR prompts for example)
  • Fast delivery of shock
  • Up to 360J of energy for tough to defibrillate patients
  • Availability of “Fully-Automatic” model
  • Affordable Charge-Pak battery sticks
  • Unique pull handle for use of electrode pads
  • Enhanced general ease-of-use

 

We currently have a $150.00 or $250.00 rebate offer to upgrade to the CR-Plus or more advanced LIFEPAK 1000 model.  And there are many more options available by calling 855-677-2337.  If you’re ready to upgrade right this minute, here’s a special offer from our partner site PurchaseAEDs.com.  It’s the LIFEPAK AED Bundle with every accessory to help save a life including a new cabinet and sign for just $1800.00.  Or the CR-Plus alone is just $1695.00.  Buying through this trusted partner still makes you eligible for the offers, just please send us an email at Sales@AEDOneStopShop.com to make us aware that you’re trading in LIFEPAK 500 AEDs.

LIFEPAK 500 AED Defibrillator Replacement

If your organization has been protecting lives with the Medtronic LIFEPAK 500 or Physio-Control LIFEPAK 500 you’ve likely enjoyed these trusted Automated External Defibrillators.  These rugged AEDs have been deployed by fire departments, law enforcement agencies, businesses, clinics, schools and more and have been responsible for countless lives being saved.

The LIFEPAK 500 Defibrillators are now very old and it’s time to replace them, in fact most organizations have already done so.  These AEDs hit the market in 1997, production was discontinued in 2007, and now their manufacturer, Physio-Control, is classifying them at “end of life” next month in January 2015.  “End of life” means that the manufacturer will no longer provide parts (like batteries) or provide service, support or repairs on the devices and they urge customers to get them out of service.

Like all technology, it improves over time and the new LIFEPAK AEDs are much easier to use, they have more features, they are more upgradable, and they are remarkably more affordable to maintain over time.  AED One-Stop Shop is a Physio-Control Dealer serving all 50 United States and we are equipped with special trade-in offers and promotions that can make your organization’s transition to the new life-saving devices quite budget-friendly.

Some organizations have delayed this transition and are holding on to their old devices as long as possible, this approach is certainly understandable where there are budget constraints.  However, from the standpoint of employee and customer safety it is a wise and intelligent move to upgrade sooner than later.  From the perspective of risk management it’s also smart to transition to the new supported devices so as to not expose the organization to unnecessary legal risk.

For more details about the new Physio-Control devices like the LIFEPAK CR-Plus “Fully-Automatic” for instance you can contact www.AEDOneStopShop.com or simply call as at 855-677-AEDs.  Our current trade-in offer (as of December 2014) is a $250.00 rebate per old AED returned with purchase of a LIFEPAK CR-Plus or LIFEPAK 1000 AED, but these are subject to change and will certainly end soon.

In short, if you peer into your AED wall cabinets and see a black carry case and a long yellow handle, see if it’s an LP-500, if so it’s time to contact us right away!