Make sure the emergency is about the patient, not the equipment.
Thoroughly test defibrillators and AEDs
Do you need a comprehensive defibrillator/AED test system?
Cardiac arrest is a sudden and life-threatening event. Every minute counts until a life-saving shock is delivered, restoring a patient’s heart to a normal rhythm.
Verifying the performance of defibrillators is typically a routine and necessary process. Several brands of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) even have self-testing functions. However, with the number of adverse AED events reported to the FDA,* and the addition of impedance-sensing circuitry in defibrillators and AEDs, routine testing and self-tests might not be enough.
Which of the following do you encounter when testing defibrillators and AEDs?
Acceptance testing: Inspect new equipment before use
Post repair: Verify charging circuits, battery or charge capacitors following repair
Complaint follow-up: Determine why defibrillator failed to deliver set energy
Standards compliance: Test defibrillators and AEDs to standards
Automated reporting: Speed-up or standardize testing
Test range of defibrillators and AEDs: Need versatile test device
Selectable Load Box
Tests all patient transthoracic impedance loads from infants to overweight adults
Measures up to 200 ohms accurately
Meets all defibrillator quality testing standards
(IEC 60601-2-4 and AAMI DF80)
Deliver any energy (monophasic, biphasic and pulsed-biphasic) and see what it measured
Properly tests all defibrillator and AED devices (including Shock Advisory)
Ensure proper loads used for testing with built-in Pacer brand selections
Test Automation Software
Preset test sequences already loaded for quick automated testing
Reduces human error and decreases test time
Improves data collection and reporting consistency
Learn how a comprehensive defibrillator/AED test system supports the breadth of testing needs for cardiac-resuscitation equipment.
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*During a 5 year period ending in 2009, automated external defibrillator (AED) malfunction reports increased by 85%; of the 28,000 reports, 750 were filed following a death, “A Shocking Truth: AED failures,” Heart Saver NZ Ltd., August 25, 2014