AED Defibrillator Equipment & Maintenance

Defibrillator Equipment

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Description

The equipment provided in support of the early defibrillation program is to be used in the event of an SCA. This equipment shall not be used outside the parameters of the AED program except as approved by the Early Defibrillation Program Coordinator and Site Coordinators. Each device will be maintained according to manufacturer’s guidelines.

Accessories

All accessory equipment must remain with the defibrillator and must be inspected on a regular basis for readiness for use and integrity of the device.

Defibrillator Maintenance

Reports of Damage

Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for all scheduled defibrillator maintenance checks. Report any performance discrepancies, device defects, or missing, expired, and/or damaged accessories to the Early Defibrillation Program Coordinator immediately.

Calibration

The defibrillator requires no calibration or verification of energy delivery. The defibrillator has no user-serviceable parts. The defibrillator performs regular self-tests to assure that it is ready for use. While the maintenance required for the defibrillator is minimal, it is important that a regular check of the defibrillator be performed to assure readiness, as described in the defibrillator Instructions for Use.

Suggested Maintenance Schedule

Refer to the suggested maintenance schedule in the defibrillator Instructions for Use, which also provides detailed instructions for responding to each maintenance task.

Cleaning

When necessary, clean the defibrillator using recommended cleaning agents, per the defibrillator Instructions for Use.

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