- Do you know when your pads and batteries expire?
- What was the most recent self-check status of your AED?
- Which members of your staff are trained in CPR and AED use?
- And when do they need to renew their certifications?
- Have your local EMS been notified of your AED and location?
- Do you have the prescription for your device readily available?
- How will you retrieve the data and submit reports when you use your AED?
Providing an AED is the first step in preparing for cardiac arrest. The second step is the maintenance of an AED. The third step is one that is often over looked but is extremely important, an AED program management system in place. While many people will buy an AED, place it in their car, office, closet, etc. and forget about it, program management is here to help take your rescue preparedness to the next level! AED Program Management is an all-inclusive digital program that safeguards readiness by maintaining equipment expirations, legal compliance, data management, EMS notifications, 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 – a vital factor in deploying AEDs in organizations. Every AED owner is subject to State and Federal regulations which must be followed to ensure the Class 3 medical devices are in compliance, in case the AED is ever used in a rescue. Without having a program management system in place, the company could be liable if a clear record of proper maintenance is not available in the case something occurs. Whether you have 1 personal AED, or are a large organization with multiple AEDs, you should have a Medical Oversight and Management program in place. Taking this step ensures that your AED(s) are always ready for use should they be called upon in an emergency. At Coro Medical, we provide our customers with the highest level of dependable and experienced AED Program Management through myAED. MyAED 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 CPR expiration. It also provides updated state laws and regulations and notifies the customer of any manufacturer recall. For yearly enrollment options and questions, call us at 1-800-695-1209!
Written by Blaire Czarniecki
Customer Service Director
Fact checked by Phillip Woods, BA, NREMT-P, FP-C
Blaire attended the University of Tennessee where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology- Child and Family Studies. She has been in the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) industry for over eight years and is the Director of Customer Service for Coro Medical. Blaire is also an American Red Cross-certified CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor, highly trained by each manufacturer on their specific AEDs, and knowledgeable regarding ALL State AED regulations and legislation.
“I know that every day I come to work, I am playing a part in saving someone’s life. I am passionate about these devices and am always looking for new and innovative ways to spread awareness and knowledge about Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). I look forward to the day when everywhere I go, I will see an AED—when SCA will no longer take any lives.”
Last updated June 5, 2019