We sell a complete range of replacement pads and batteries, for all makes of Defibrillators, all guaranteed to be supplied with a full lifespan meaning you do not need to purchase consumables as often.
An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a life-saving device that is used to deliver a high energy shock to the heart when someone suffers a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)
All defibrillators will deliver a shock to a casualty. To ensure you pick the model that is most suitable for your requirements you should consider the following:
A semi-automatic defibrillator has a button that responders need to push when prompted after the device has assessed the casualties heart rhythm to deliver the shock.
A fully automated defibrillator will deliver the shock automatically once the device has assessed the casualties heart rhythm.
The choice of which is up to the purchaser, both machines will deliver the required shock.
Children up to 8 years of age require a reduced shock. Paediatric pads are available for all models; however, this involves plugging in the correct pads during an emergency situation so using up valuable rescue time. If the unit is to be placed in an area that children frequent there are models with paediatric buttons/keys/switch that reduce the shock delivered through the existing adult pads.
All models have voice prompts. These are designed to talk the responder calmly through using the defibrillator to deliver the lifesaving shock. The prompts start as soon as you turn the machine on.
Some models have visual prompts. A visual prompt can be very important in noisy environments, for deaf people or non-native speakers to operate the unit in an emergency.
It is important to check your unit is suitable for the environment you will be keeping it in. All defibrillators have an IP rating. IP stands for Ingress Protection. The rating tells us how well the device is protected from the elements of dust and water.
An IP rating has 2 numbers i.e., IP56. The first number ranges from 0 (no protection) to 6 (highest protection) and determines the deviceās protection against dust. This would be important in an environment where dust is prevalent i.e., sawmill.
The second number ranges from 0 (no protection) to 9 (highest protection) and determines the deviceās protection against water. This could be important in environments where there is a lot of water i.e., sports centre swimming pool.
Some models have CPR feedback which gives audio or visual feedback on the rate and depth of compressions delivered in real time, to improve the quality of CPR given. Good quality CPR improves the survival chances of the casualty.
Some models come with internet connectivity so you can view the status of your device(s) online. This is particularly useful if you have a fleet of defibrillators across various sites to ensure your devices are always ready for rescue in the event of an emergency.
It is important you house your unit appropriately to ensure it is kept in good working condition, is visible and easily accessible.
If the unit is to be kept indoors there are a range of indoor cabinets available, or a wall bracket may be suitable.
If the unit is to be kept outdoors, you will need to ensure it is stored in a watertight, heated cabinet.
Once you have decided on your life-saving investment you should ensure it is easily accessible and highly visible in the event of an emergency. We have a range of signage available.
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