A defibrillator’s pads are a key part of all AED devices as the defibrillator pads are placed on the bare chest of a Sudden Cardiac Arrest Victim in order to deliver the lifesaving shock from the defibrillator.
Defibrillator pad size is important as it determines how much of a shock is delivered to the victim. Our defibrillator pads come in various sizes to facilitate a variety of people, including adults and children.
Defibrillator pad usage is not determined by age but instead by the overall body size and weight of the victim, however, typically, people aged ten and up will require an adult pad, and anyone below this who weighs 25kg or less will require a paediatric defibrillator pads.
Defibrillator pads typically have a 24 – 30 months usable life, depending on the defibrillator model.
Adult defibrillator pads are placed sticky side down over the victim’s right lung area and the left side of the ribcage, about six inches below the armpit. For Children, the defibrillator pads are placed very similarly; however, one is placed on the chest and one on the back of the child.
You can use our training manikins to practise placing defibrillator pads so you’re ready in the case of an actual cardiac arrest situation. Otherwise, if you’d like official training, we also offer expert training at your premises to learn how to properly place your defibrillator pads and operate the device with ease and confidence.
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