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Cleaning your Physio Control AED or Manual Defibrillator

Cleaning your Physio Control AED or Manual Defibrillator

Cleaning your Physio Control AED or Manual Defibrillator

An often-overlooked part of maintaining your Physio-Control AED or manual defibrillator is cleaning your device. Along with monthly inspections, regularly cleaning your device helps to ensure it’s ready to be used in an emergency. Physio-Control defibrillators are often used by medical personnel and need to be cleaned frequently. AEDs, on the other hand, spend most of their time in a cabinet or mounted on a wall, and may not require cleaning as frequently.

When cleaning your Physio-Control device, it’s important to use the correct cleaning solutions to prevent damaging the unit. Take a look below and find the manufacturer recommended cleaning agent for your specific device. Perform the following steps in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions:

 

    1. Wash your hands
    2. Apply gloves
    3. Check the AED or manual defibrillator for any damage or contamination
    4. Remove AED from the protective case (if not done so already), do not remove the battery.
    5. Clean all outside surfaces, take care not to allow fluid to access ports or battery connections.
    6. Disinfect all outside surfaces and be sure not to allow fluid into ports or battery connections.
    7. Remove gloves and wash hands.
    8. If needed, replace disposable items (pads, razor, barrier masks).
    9. Check that the readiness indicator is showing green and put back into the case.
    10. Store AED in a clean, dry area.

 

Physio-Control LifePak 1000 AED

Items

Cleaning Practice

Recommended Cleaning Agent

Clean with damp sponge or cloth
  • Quaternary ammonium compounds
  • Rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol
  • Peroxide (peracetic acid) solutions
Wipe with damp cloth or sponge
  • Water

 

Physio-Control CR Plus AED

Items

Cleaning Practice

Recommended Cleaning Agent

  • Exterior
  • Case
  • Readiness display
  • Crevices

Clean with damp sponge or cloth

  •  Nonabrasive soap and water
  • Quaternary ammonium compounds
  • Rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol
  • Peroxide (peracetic acid) solutions
None 
  • None, dispose of/recycle after use

None, do not remove electrode pads from the packet

  • None, dispose of/recycle after use

Wipe with damp cloth or sponge
  • Water
  • Quick Reference Card
Wipe with damp cloth or sponge
  • Water

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Physio-Control CR2 AED

Items

Cleaning Practice

Recommended Cleaning Agent

  • Defibrillator

Clean with damp sponge or

cloth

  • Nonabrasive soap and water
  • Quaternary ammonium compounds
  • Rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol
  • Peracetic (peroxide) acid solutions

Possible Equipment Damage

Do not clean any part of this device or its accessories with bleach, bleach dilution, or phenolic compounds. Do not use abrasive or flammable cleaning agents. Do not attempt to sterilize this device or any accessories.

Physio-Control LifePak 15 Defibrillator

Items

Cleaning Practice

Recommended Cleaning Agent

  • Monitor/defibrillator
  • Therapy and ECG cables
  • Batteries
Clean with a damp sponge or cloth
  • Quaternary ammonium compounds
  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Peracetic (peroxide) acid solutions
  • Carrying case
Hand wash using mild soap or detergent and water. A scrub brush may be useful for heavily soiled spots.

Cleaners such as Formula 409® are helpful for grease, oil, and other tough stains.

 

Note: Carefully clean the connector ports. Do not allow cleaning fluids to penetrate the exterior surfaces of the device.

Possible Equipment Damage

Do not clean any part of this device or its accessories with bleach, bleach dilution, or phenolic compounds. Do not use abrasive or flammable cleaning agents. Do not attempt to sterilize this device or any accessories unless otherwise specified in accessory operating instructions.

 

How to clean your Physio-Control AED and Defibrillator

 

Sources:

Physio-Control LifePak CR Plus Owners Manual

Published: 1/2009

Physio-Control LifePak CR2 Owners Manual

Published: 07/2016

Physio-Control LifePak 1000 Operations Manual

Published: 10/2008

Physio-Control LifePak 15 Owners Manual

Published: 05/2010

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