If you’ve got AEDs to protect human lives that’s wonderful. You’re probably already aware that these life-saving devices must be check periodically at a minimum of once a month. You’ve already discovered that you must replace both batteries and pads periodically even if you don’t use your AED. You replace the pads because the water-based sticky gel dries out and the FDA requires these are swapped for new ones before the expiration date on the pads themselves. The batteries use capacity each time the AED performs a self-test and thus they must be replaced when your AED beeps. AED One-Stop Shop and purchaseAEDs.com can assist you with these supplies, call us at 855-677-2337 or Sales@AEDOneStopShop.com for a quote or help with these supplies.
Okay that’s batteries and pads, but what about the AED device itself. When should you get new ones?
The newest AEDs have remarkable technology and each new device that becomes FDA-approved and available brings new incredible technology. Here are some new features that an upgraded AED from AED One-Stop Shop could provide you with:
- Video screens to show you how to save a life (especially in noisy environments)
- Dual language to switch between English and Spanish at the push of a button
- Real-time CPR coaching which can tell you to push faster or slower depending on your CPR compression rate
- Smart pads which alert you when they are soon to expire
- Remote-monitoring which can alert you on your laptop, pc or smart phone that one or more devices might need attention
In short, the new AEDs available are incredible and likely much easier to use than those you purchased 10 – 15 years ago. Beyond technology, the older AEDs get deemed as “end of life” from their manufacturers and if you have one of these types, we’d urge you to contact us immediately to upgrade to a newer type. Sometimes we can give customers a $50 – $250 credit for older AEDs toward the purchase of new devices. Some of the older AED types we’d recommend you move to upgrade quickly are these:
- LIFEPAK 500 MonoPhasic
- LIFEPAK 500 BiPhasic
- Philips FR or FR2 (ForeRunner type)
- Powerheart G3 (Older ones)
- SurvivorLink AEDs
- WelchAllyn AED 10 or 20
- HeartSine Samaritan 300P
We’d start by checking you make, model and serial number for recalls and “end of life” status. From there we’d have you complete our easy 14 question AED Buyer’s Guide to determine the best fit for new AEDs and then work you up a proposal leveraging any discounts or trade-ins we could apply. Give us a call at 855-677-2337 or email at Sales@AEDOneStopShop.com for help and professional guidance how to proceed.