AED EQUIPMENT GUIDELINES AND STATE CONTRACT PRICING
Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Electrode Pads and Battery
We would like to advise you at this time that the City of Miami Fire Department’s Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) Program is no longer responsible for ordering your Adult/Child electrode pads and/or battery replacement for your AED unit(s). Each school will be responsible for ordering and funding their own Adult/Child electrode pads and/or battery replacement for each AED unit(s). When ordering the Adult electrode pads, make sure that you order 2 sets of Adult electrode pads (1 set that is attached to the AED unit and the other set is placed inside the rear compartment of the soft carrying case as a backup). When replacing the Child electrode pads, please be advised that these pads are not primarily hooked up directly to the AED unit. The Child replacement pad should be placed in the rear zipped compartment of the soft carrying case. In order to properly maintain your AED unit, it is imperative that these electrode pads are replaced IMMEDIATELY to avoid any complications in a case of a Sudden Cardiac Arrest emergency.
To place an order:
Call School Health (Cardiac Science Distributor) at: (866) 323-5465 then press Option 1
Please advise the customer service representative: Quote number 1684689 (State
Contract) and which item (number) you would like to order:
Adult Electrode Pads # GF54119 (2 sets as
Child Electrode Pads # GF54120 (only 1 set
DO NOT DELAY ORDERING THESE ELECTRODE PADS AND /OR BATTERY FOR
YOUR AED UNIT! If the electrode pads and/ or battery are not replaced in a timely manner, there could be a chance the AED unit will not perform properly in the event of an emergency situation.
Adult and Child electrode pads have a 2-year shelf life date stamp. Please refer to Attachment #1 (MDCPS Expired Pads Spreadsheet) to look for your respective schools’ pad expiration date.
Once you receive your replacement equipment, please complete Attachment #2 (M-DCPS AED Quarterly Report Form) with the new expiration dates and lot numbers located on the outside of each packet. These numbers are required to update our records accordingly. The instructions to discard your expired Adult/Child electrode pads and/or battery are simple. Please remove both sets of expired Adult electrode pads from the AED unit and soft carrying case. With a pair of scissors, carefully cut the electrical cord in half to the expired Adult electrode pads and properly discard. These expired electrode pads should by no means be used and/or saved as a backup set of pads for usage. Please remove the expired Child electrode pads from the rear zippered compartment on the soft carrying case. Tear open the package and remove the electrode pads from the cellophane package. Carefully cut the electrical cord in half to the expired Child electrode pad and properly discard. These expired electrode pads should by no means be used and/or saved as a backup set of pads for usage.
The replacement of the AED equipment pads and batteries is simple. Remove the old battery and replace it with the new battery. While you have the old battery out, open the lid of your AED and disconnect the cord that is attached to your unit and remove the out-dated pair of electrode pads. Now connect your new pads and attach by the color-coded red and white sides. Remove from your zipper compartment on the back of your carry case the other out-dated pads and discard. You are now all set and ready to go.
The battery is non-rechargeable and must be properly discarded once it has reached its maximum battery life. The battery has a minimum unconditional replacement guarantee of 4 years as per the manufacturer. The batteries seem to last anywhere from 4-6 years. Each AED has a battery strength indicator that shows the battery’s current condition. Please order and purchase a new battery once the battery indicator shows around 0-25%. Once the AED unit reaches this low battery strength range, it will start beeping, notifying you of its condition. Once you receive the ordered items, please e-mail Mr. Louis Lazo, Curriculum Support
Specialist, Physical Education and Health Literacy, at: LLazo@dadeschools.net with the
new Expiration dates and Lot numbers located on the outside of each packet. For battery
order, please provide us with the Date and Lot numbers. This documentation is to be included
in the M-DCPS AED Quarterly Report Form. Our office needs this important information to update school records accordingly in the system. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Lazo at (305) 995-1237 or via e-mail.