Cleaning your AED


Definitions
Clean
To be free from foreign matter or pollution
Disinfect
To destroy or prevent the growth of disease carrying microorganisms

The following guide is for information purposes only and does not replace recommendations set out by individual AED manufacturers.

  • Always read and follow manufacturer's instructions to ensure the recommended cleaning and disinfecting products are used for your AED
  • Clean and disinfect after used or as required

Perform the following steps in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions;

    1. Wash hands
    2. Apply gloves
    3. Inspect AED for any damage or contamination from organic or bodily sources.
    4. Remove AED from protective case (if not done so already), do not remove battery.
    5. Clean all outside surfaces, take care not to allow fluid to access ports or battery connections
    6. Disinfect all outside surfaces, ensure surface is wet for correct contact time found on disinfectant  label, take care not to allow fluid to access ports or battery connections
    7. Remove gloves and wash hands
    8. Replace  disposable items (pads, razor, barrier masks) as required
    9. Inspect unit for readiness and put back in protective case
    10. Store AED in clean, dry area out of direct sunlight.

Manufacturer Recommended Disinfection Products

 Manufacturer

Alcohol Based Disposable Cloth

Bleach (10:1 Dilution)

Hydrogen Peroxide Disposable Cloth

Philips

No

Yes

No

Medtronic Physio-Control

Yes

No

Yes

WelchAllyn

No

No

Yes

Zoll

Yes

Yes 

No 

Defibtech

Yes

No

Yes

Heartsine

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cardiac Science

Yes

No

No


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