Maintaining Your AED and SafetyKit
Taking the Mystery out of Maintenance
From time to time, you will need to replace components of your Philips HeartStart AED or restock first aid items in your Safety Kit. This web page summarizes the key maintenance timelines for your AED, as well as how to order new items for your AED and Safety Kit.
How Often to Check Your AED
Philips recommends that you perform a monthly inspection of your AED device. You want to ensure that the:
In the user guide that is included with your AED, you’ll find an inspection log, a plastic protective pouch to store the log, and a guide that will instruct you on how to perform monthly inspections.
AED Self-Checks to Ensure Optimal Performance
In the meantime, your Philips HeartStart AED will conduct daily self-checks to ensure that all of its components are functioning properly.
If your AED detects a problem, it will make a beeping noise, and the “I” button on the front of the device will begin flashing. When a user pushes the “I” button, the AED will display the detected problem.
Your AED will come with a Philips Inspection Log / Maintenance Tips booklet. It will give you visual, step-by-step instructions on how to address the issue that the AED has identified.
When to Consider Replacement Parts for Your AED
To ensure that your AED is ready to use when you need it, you should replace certain parts from time to time. Please note, it is your responsibility to keep track of replacement dates and expiration dates. To help you keep track of dates, your AED comes with a small pre-printed sticker that includes an “Installation Date” and “Expiration Date” for the battery and pads.
Philips recommends that you order an extra battery and pads, so you have them handy.
Here is a general replacement timeline for your AED components:
To replace your AED components, please visit our Products page.
How to Reorder Items for Your Safety Kit
To re-order items for your Safety Kit, please use our Safety Kit re-order form.
Here are several ideas to help make sure your Safety Kit is ready for use:
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