The 7 Things You Need to Know About AED Maintenance

The 7 Things You Need to Know About AED Maintenance

Philips AEDs

When you become the proud owner of an AED there are steps you must follow in order to maintain a compliant device. While the maintenance required is minimal for an AED, you need to check the device on a monthly basis to make sure it is rescue ready. Inspection tags can assist with maintenance checks, and make them much simpler to perform every month. There are specific things that you want to be doing to maintain your AED according to the manufactures guidelines.

  1. Educate yourself on the laws specific to your state and facility.
  2. Appoint a person to inspect the AED on a regular basis for readiness.
  3. Store spare accessories with the defibrillator in case of an emergency. Be sure to inspect them on a regular basis.
  4. Report any issues you may have with the AED to the company you purchased your AED from. These issues can include: device defects, recalls, and expired or damaged accessories.
  5. When you inspect the device you will need to check the…
    1. Battery
    2. Pads
    3. Additional Accessories
    4. Self-Test Check (green light or check mark)
  1. Keep a record of your AED equipment as well as the installation dates, expiration dates, and inspection dates. This can be easily managed by the help of a program we offer, called Accutrack.
  2. Make sure your AED is up to date on the latest program. Call the manufacturer in order to find out the latest program update. They can also guide you through the process of updating your device, if need be.

If you still have questions about your AED maintenance, you can always leave us a comment, give us a call at 800-580-1375, or email us at


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