Cardiac Science AED Defibrillator Pads
Cardiac Science makes some of the most advanced and easy-to-use automated external defibrillators (AEDs) on the market. That is why AED Brands is proud to sell Cardiac Science AED pads in addition to the Powerheart, G3 Pro, Survivalink and FirstSave AED models. Cardiac Science defibrillator pads are made with the same attention to detail that is paid to all Cardiac Science AED products.
Cardiac Science AED Pad Benefits
Cardiac Science Powerheart AED pads were designed to be used with the G3, G3 Pro®, FirstSave and Survivalink AEDs. These unique AED pads are non-polarized, which means they are ideal for inexperienced or non-medically-trained emergency first responders. These Cardiac Science AED pads can be positioned at the upper right or the lower left of the SCA victim’s chest. Sudden cardiac arrest happens close to 1,000 times per day across the United States, and since many first responders are not medical professionals, Cardiac Science has made it their mission to make AEDs that are easy to use and understand.
It is important to note that, just like batteries, AED pads have a finite shelf life – generally two years – so it is essential to keep a new supply on hand and to conduct regular maintenance checks on all your AED accessories.
Pediatric AED Pads for Infants and Children
It is also important to note that adults and children require different medical attention when it comes to sudden cardiac arrest. It may be hard to believe that children, and even babies, can suffer from SCA, but they do. It is estimated that nearly 4 percent of SCA victims are children. Therefore, Cardiac Science AED pads are also made for children. Pediatric AED pads are to be used on children who are less than eight years old and/or who weigh less than 55 pounds. Their bodies require less energy from the AED unit, and pediatric AED pads are made to deliver just the right amount.
AED Brands also offers Cardiac Science AED pads for the G3 Pro AED unit specifically. These AED pads are polarized, which allows for ECG monitoring.
AED Pads Shelf Life
As mentioned above, Cardiac Science AED pads, as with all AED pads, have a finite shelf life. The reason for this is that there is a gel added to the side of the pad that is applied to the SCA victim’s skin. This gel helps the pads adhere to the skin, making them less likely to move during rescue attempts, including during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). However, the chemical composition of the gel begins to break down and dry out after about 18 months or so. Each manufacturer includes an expiration date on the AED package to help determine when the pads should be replaced. Regularly checking your Cardiac Science AED pads, and all your emergency first aid equipment, including AED batteries, is vitally important. Do not take that responsibility lightly; it could mean the difference between life and death.