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LIFEPAK 500 AEDs “Must Be Replaced” | End of Life of LIFEPAK 500

If you have LIFEPAK 500 AEDs in your workplace, department or community it is time to replace them!  These older type Automated External Defibrillators can be distinguished by their yellow handle and black carrycase.  If you notice that you do have this type contact AED One-Stop Shop to discuss your options and available trade-in promotions.

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 reaches its “end of life” in January 2015.

As a National Physio-Control LIFEPAK Dealer, AED One-Stop Shop is equipped with customer rebates and trade-in allowances.  Most of our customers who swap out their LIFEPAK 500 devices do so within the same trusted brand.  The LIFEPAK CR-Plus is the primary “go to” due to its advanced technology, ease-of-use, low cost of ownership and general reliability.

Consider the transition from the LIFEPAK 500 to the LIFEPAK CR-Plus not as a burden but as a big upgrade in life-saving technology.  Customers enjoy that the CR-Plus is available in a fully-automatic type, it is quick and easy to deliver therapy and the device is tough and rugged.  Customers who invested in AEDs many years ago will be relieved to learn that the LIFEPAK CR Plus costs just about $1695.  Prices have come down and technology is improved within the category of AEDs.

AED One-Stop Shop offers expert-level consultation and we can walk you through the replacement of your LIFEPAK 500s and help you with the selection of your next AEDs.  Call us at 855-OSS-AEDS.

Are Your Employees Prepared? Importance of CPR & AEDs.

Meet Chris Knight who suffered a cardiac arrest and was revived by an AED defibrillator.

I recently recertified in CPR, AED, and First Aid to sharpen those life-saving skills that are oh so important.  The class was at the local American Red Cross which is a key offering of AED One-Stop Shop, and both this respected organization and the instructor did a fine job.  The class was attended by individuals with a wide array of roles and responsibilities and each came away with new skills, new insight and most of all a greater confidence should a crisis arise.

Does your company or organization train employees in CPR and AED?  What’s the quality of that training?  Does the instructor engage your people in their learning?  Are enough employees trained or is it just a small response team?  If AEDs are deployed, are employees confident to grab the device from the wall in an emergency or are they unaware or perhaps intimidated to use them?  All these questions should prompt some thought.  In short, AEDs are wonderful but only with the right training program can one optimize the likelihood of successful rescue from a cardiac event.