AEDs 4 Life


There are approximately 3.5 million automated external defibrillators (AEDs) located throughout the United States.

Did you know that an estimated 22% of these
AEDs will not work due to poor maintenance?

Is your AED in compliance?

While automated external defibrillators (AEDs) have become much more common today, too often, AED's have expired pads, expired batteries, been recalled, and/or contain old software. While having an AED is a critical first step, properly inspecting your units could mean the difference in a life-or-death situation.

AED4LIFE's goal is to ensure people are properly
educated on how to maintain their AEDs.

Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are medical devices designed to shock VF (ventricular fibrillation) which is the uncoordinated heart rhythm most often responsible for sudden cardiac arrest or VT (ventricular tachycardia), which is a very weak but fast heart rhythm.   Without medical attention, the victim collapses, loses consciousness, becomes unresponsive, and dies. The chance of survival from sudden cardiac death diminish by 7 – 10% for each minute without immediate CPR or defibrillation. After 10 minutes, resuscitation rarely succeeds.


We created this checklist to ensure proper AED checks are being conducted and that your AED is in good working order.

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AED Maintenance Checklist
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