Questions to ask your vendor before you purchase your AED
Before You Buy – The top 10 AED Questions to ask your vendor!
You’ve decided to purchase an AED for your site or organization. This is a big decision and with so many products out there to choose from, deciding which one is the right one for your site can be a challenge. Many manufacturers have developed AEDs specifically for PAD use in the community. The right AED for your site depends on what you and your site determine are the most important features in an AED
The following are questions to ask your vendor (AED Vendor page):
- Some AEDs come standard with a case, cord, software and pads
- Don’t forget to factor in a 5-7 year cost analysis based on battery and pad replacement
2. How much are replacement Adult and Child Pads?
3. What is the life expectancy of each set of Pads?
4. How much are replacement batteries?
5. How often do I have to replace the batteries in my AED?
6. Is the on/off button very noticeable?
7. Does the machine provide CPR prompts and / or a metronome?
8. Are the Pads marked very clearly as to where they need to be placed on the chest?
9. How easy will it be to upgrade the software on the AED?
10. Who do I contact for replacement parts or servicing?
- Make sure you know who you need to contact to order new batteries and pads for your AED