Proper Management of AED

August 3, 2015Comments Off on Proper Management of AED

As early as the world of civilization arises, cardiac arrest or heart attack became one of the leading causes of death.  Cardiac problems become the primary cause of suffering which has become life threatening as a person reaches a ripe age if they did not succumb to infectious disease at an early age.  With the world advancing on its medical research, people eventually live longer yet heart problem still linger as a life threatening matter.

With this in mind, medical science research team focused on improving their method of managing heart problems in order to save, revive and improve the circulation of heart muscles when in cardiac arrest.  The first breakthrough was in 1947 when Claude Beck, a pioneer in heart surgery was able to use a defibrillator to a post-operative patient.  Since then, the tool went into constant innovation that defibrillation can now be performed without the presence of physicians as long as the emergency medical technicians have undergone proper training and AED Management program.  Automated external defibrillators are normally handled by trained personnel today.  Through defibrillation where electrical therapy is introduced to a person who went into cardiac arrest, the heart is restored to its regular rhythm thus ending arrhythmia.

AED management is not a hard task as long as the workplace in relation to the emergency unit design and a regular graphic checkup of the device is reliable and satisfactory.  Managing an AED defibrillation program is important to obtain its perfect performance and success.  The program can be a simple one but should be wide in range complete with the necessary mechanism of how an AED program should be.  

An ideal program for this should have a web-based system that guarantees and conforms to the method applied on the AED program.  Internet connection should be used as an ideal access.  However, the program should have an allowance to alter and change the existing platform for possible upgrading of the device.  

A compliance report is essential to support and check the record maintenance of the AED program and the personnel itself.  This will also give an easy access on checking regularly the AED units.  All the necessary replaceable and expendable items such as electrodes and batteries should be notably dated on its date of purchase to estimate its life span.  

Automated external defibrillator is easy to keep and maintain. This is to insure its maximum performance.  Take note that AED batteries are non-rechargeable and a dead battery is one of the most common causes of the unit’s malfunction.  Normally, batteries have a two to five years life span.  The electrode pads have to be checked regularly too of its expiration date. There are dates that are stamped after opening the case.  There are also models that the date is visible by looking through the window of the case. To ensure the viability of the unit it is therefore ideal to check the unit every tour of duty. Most of all never lose the unit’s manual for it will provide the right reference of the unit itself.