What Is Involved In Maintaining An AED?

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AEDs, while easy to use, require ongoing management and maintenance. The majority of malfunctions in AEDs are due to improper maintenance or battery failure. In addition to training volunteers, 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 maintained, in compliance, registered with local EMS, and are ready for use should they be called upon.

AEDs have accessory parts (batteries and electrodes) that have expiration dates that must be tracked and addressed prior to expiration. At DXE Medical and AED.com, we partner with En-Pro Management to provide our customers with the highest level of reputable and experienced AED Program Management. En-Pro’s PlusTrac program ensures ongoing compliance.

The most important aspect of any AED program is an active system of controls and maintenance protocols that will continually monitor overall compliance and readiness. En-Pro has the most comprehensive AED management solution in the AED industry, PlusTrac™. PlusTrac was designed solely for the management of AED Programs and includes innovative, valuable features exclusive to PlusTrac™.

PlusTrac™ 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.

PlusTrac™ 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. The architecture of the application enables corporate and regional or divisional Program Administrators to be notified of required actions at the local AED Program Coordinator levels.

By Blaire Czarniecki
Customer Support Lead

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