Your AED is an important safety device in your facility. With a properly maintained aed, you can save the life of a person in cardiac arrest. But as your equipment matures and newer technology becomes available, there are a number of questions to consider when determining the right time for a replacement.
What about the warranty?
The AED warranty period indicates how long the manufacture expects the unit to operate successfully. Once the AED has passed the warranty date, the quality and dependability of your AED is unknown. With an expired warranty, it may become cost prohibitive to make any repairs to the unit. Even if replacement supplies are available for your AED, certain parts may become obsolete, thus limiting the manufacturer’s ability to repair your device.
If I have never used my AED, do I still need to replace it?
Like any electrical equipment, AED components lose their ability to function properly over time, even if the device has not been used to save a life. An AED will routinely turn on to perform a self-test. So even if the AED has never been used to save a life, it has been in service since it was purchased.
Has the technology in newer AEDs changed?
The answer is yes. There are a number of features in newer AEDs that improve chances of survival. Some of the more popular new features include CPR feedback, monitoring, and dual language.
What are the next steps?
Give us a call! Our qualified reps can help you determine whether your older device should be replaced and we offer trade-in credits for most older models. For a free consultation, call us at 800-580-1375, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.