Automatic External Defibrillator - AED Level 2 (VTQ)

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After you have used an AED

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Maintaining Your AED After Use

Replacing Pads and Batteries

Steps to ensure your AED is ready for future emergencies:

  • Immediate Replacement: If your AED unit has spare pads, replace them immediately.
  • Contacting Suppliers: For units without spare pads, promptly order new ones.
  • Free Pad Replacement: With certain manufacturers like HeartSine, data sharing might entitle you to free replacement pads.

Data Extraction and Sharing

Contribute to the improvement of AED technology:

  • Accessing Data: Use the USB connection to download data from your AED unit.
  • Software Utilisation: Download the manufacturer’s software for data extraction.
  • Manufacturer Collaboration: Share data to aid in AED technology advancement.

Updating AED Records

Keeping track of maintenance activities for compliance:

  • Record Keeping: Document the date of new pad and battery installations.
  • Expiration Monitoring: Regularly check and update the expiry dates for pads and batteries.

Specific Brand Instructions

Understanding different AED brands and their maintenance requirements:

  • HeartSine Units: Unique pad and battery combination for simplified maintenance.
  • ZOLL and Others: Separate pad and battery replacements may be necessary.


Proper post-use maintenance of your AED unit is crucial to ensure it's ready for the next emergency. Regularly update your maintenance records and replace consumables as needed.