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I have a question for the group.

I'm the HSE support and the EMT for our plant.

The AED we have is 7 years old this March.

We have had to replace battery twice and pads regularly as they expire(again in 4/10).

I have the trainer unit for training the first responders. The AED is locked in case and checked regularly has never been used, but is in a shop environment.

It has been sugested that it be replaced/updated.  Just wondering what your thoughts are on this.

Randy

 

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It has been my experience that new technology most of the time gets better as the years go by. An example is of a laptop that I have that has a battery life of less than 2 hours. Newer units have much longer battery life. It also seems that if something is not used on a regular basis they tend to lose its ability to stay sustained at a top performance level. Which is a good thing in regards to AEDs because you would rather not use them! As a matter of course, I would probably replace these every 5 years. Thats only my opinion.
Jay D. Rohman www.Encouraging101.com
Randy,

Most companies will usually trade in their old AEDs after the warranty period simply because of the indemnification agreement. For most manufactures the warrant period is 5-8 years.

Jason below talks about his AED providing feedback for depth of compression. I think the only company that provides this feedback is a company that begins with the letter "Z". You might want to verify that it in fact provices "accurate" feedback. The reason why I say that is simply because the last time I check this feature on "Z" AED Plus, I realized that it gave you feedback once you achieved the first good compression but after that if you started pushing with one finger it would lead you to believe that you were delivering effective compressions. Check it out before buying any aed.

I agree with Jay....and AED is simply a computer, a life saving computer and just like any computer the technololgy has gotten better with time. I recommend that you trade the unit in when ever you current manufacture's warranty ends. You will always be covered by the manufactures policy as long as it is under warranty.

Your AED should NOT be in a locked case. If you are following the protocol standards set by the AHA it should be located in areas of high visibility and easy access. It should never be in a locked case or behind a locked door. You may be refering to the lock on the side of the storage cabinet. Generally that "lock" is not a lock at all. It is a way to "arm or disarm" the alarm and strobe.

If you have specific questions on any AED please call me at 860-970-3250 as I have been working in defibrillation for many years.

All the best

Doug

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