Step One: Select Your Device
AED accessories include replacement batteries and pads, carrying cases, wall mounts, and training devices. Some accessories are specific to certain types of AEDs, so it’s important to check compatibility before purchasing.
The pads should be replaced as soon as they are used, or as soon as their expiration date has passed. It’s recommended to always have a spare set of pads available.
The battery should be replaced according to the manufacturer’s recommendations or when the AED indicates that the battery is low. It’s recommended to always have a spare battery available. Most manufacturers will recommend every four years.
AEDs can be transported using a carrying case designed specifically for that purpose. It’s important to make sure the AED is properly secured and protected during transport.
It is important to regularly check the AED’s battery, pads and make sure they are in good condition. It is also important to make sure the AED is stored in a cool, dry place that is easily accessible in case of an emergency. Most modern AEDs perform frequent self-tests and will beep when something is wrong.