Pads and batteries are essential components that allow your defibrillator to provide life-saving treatment to a person in Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).
SCA does not discriminate and can strike anyone at any time or place. A person in Sudden Cardiac Arrest loses 10% of their chance of survival for every minute that goes by without treatment. Providing treatment within 3-5 minutes increases the survival chance from 6% to 74%.
Why do electrode pads need replacing?
Electrode pads are responsible for delivering the shock from the defibrillator to the person in Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Electrode pads have a shelf life of 1-5 years depending on the make and model of your defibrillator.
If used beyond the expiration date, the gel covering the pads are likely to be ineffective in adhering to the skin to analyse the heart and deliver a shock if one is required.
Why does a defibrillator need a replacement battery?
Batteries have a shelf life of 2-7 years depending on the make and model of your defibrillator.
Batteries enable the unit to carry out regular self-tests to ensure your defibrillator remains in working order. Batteries also provide the power needed to deliver a potentially life-saving shock to a person in cardiac arrest.
Whether or not you have purchased your defibrillator or accessories from us previously, we can still remind you when your products are coming up for expiration when you register your expiry dates as part of our FREE Battery and Pad Reminder Service.
To learn more about our range of consumables, get in touch with our friendly & knowledgeable team by calling 0161 776 7422. Alternatively, fill out our Contact Us form and we'll respond to you as soon as possible.