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AEDs need AED pads. These are the part of the automated external defibrillator that is attached directly to the SCA victim’s chest (skin) and through which the shock to the heart is delivered.
Do AED Electrode Pads expire?
Yes. The part of the pad that expires is not the pad itself, but the gel that is applied to the defibrillator electrodes when they are manufactured. This gel acts as a bonding agent and helps the AED electrodes to adhere firmly to the victim’s skin. As time passes, the gel begins to dry out. If this happens, the AED pads will not stick to the skin and will not be able to provide the correct analysis and therapy needed to treat SCA. Regularly checking your supply of AED pads and noting their expiration dates is vitally important in maintaining your AED program and ensuring that if a sudden cardiac arrest emergency occurs, the victim will have a chance of receiving the treatment he or she needs.
Another reason for having extra AED electrodes on hand is that you always want to have your AED unit ready for an SCA emergency. The chances of back-to-back sudden cardiac arrest events is unlikely; however, that does not mean it could not happen, in which case one would need to use a new pad. AED owners and/or users should have these extra pads on hand ensures that if one SCA event happens on the heels of another, your emergency response team will have the necessary equipment ready for the next victim.