This is an integral question to ask and be clear on.
Providing an AED is the first step in preparing for cardiac arrest. The maintenance of an AED is the second step and is minimal, but it is very important to have a system in place that tracks the maintenance. AED Program Management is an all-inclusive digital platform that ensures readiness by maintaining: equipment expirations, legal compliance, data management, and more.
AEDs have accessory parts (batteries and electrodes) that have expiration dates which must be tracked and replaced prior to expiration. The majority of AED malfunctions are due to improper maintenance or battery failure. AEDs, while easy to use, require ongoing maintenance and program management. A well-designed AED Program includes testing and maintaining your device(s) – a critical and overlooked factor in deploying AEDs in organizations.
Whether you have 1 AED, or are a large organization with multiple AEDs deployed, you should have a Medical Oversight and Management program in place. Taking this step ensures that your AED(s) are always:
- Registered with local EMS
- Ready for use should they be called upon in an emergency
At DXE Medical and AED.com, we provide our customers with the highest level of reputable and experienced AED Program Management, RescueTrac™. RescueTrac™ is an interactive, web-based AED management system that ensures the ongoing compliance of your AED Program. It monitors and tracks routine maintenance inspections, electrode pad expiration, battery expiration and volunteer responder expiration. RescueTrac™ can be accessed anywhere there is an internet connection and a web browser. It is an innovative, comprehensive solution that is easy to manage when tracking the vital components of your AED Program.