READY TO TRADE-IN?
Does your company or organization currently have an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) in place? That’s a great step in the right direction, however, have you ever been approached or introduced to the AED trade-in programs that are currently available? You may think to yourself, “why should I trade-in my AED if I keep it maintained and updated?” or “how do I know if it is time to trade-in an older unit?”. When you are trying to determine whether or not you should consider trading-in your current AED unit, ask yourself the following questions:
- Is my current AED still covered under the manufacturer’s warranty and is the AED close to being 5 years or older?
- Is my AED updated with the most current 2015 American Heart Association guidelines?
- Have I been taking in consideration the amount of money that my company or organization is putting into maintaining (changing pads/batteries) the current AED unit?
- Does my current AED have the latest, most-advanced technology to guide me with Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) compressions and let me know if I am performing CPR accurately?
- Will my current AED provide the rescuer with the BEST possible support during a rescue attempt in order to give the victim the highest chance of survival?
- How does a trade-in offer work?
1. Is my current AED still covered under the manufacturer’s warranty and is the AED close to 5 years old or older?
Most AED units come with a 5-year manufacturer’s warranty. After the 5-year mark, it is a good idea to start thinking about taking advantage of an AED trade-in program. In order to potentially save a life and give the victim the greatest chance of survival, you want to be sure that your AEDs are always up-to-date and in the best possible condition.
If you decide to trade-in for the Zoll AED Plus, you can get up to a 7-year warranty on your new AED Plus device!
2. Is my AED updated with the most current 2015 American Heart Association guidelines?
Did you purchase your current AED(s) prior to 2015? The American Heart Association changed some of their guidelines in 2015 in regards to the rate and depth of CPR compressions. Did your current vendor come in to upgrade your AED software? If not, your AEDs may be outdated.
It is important to realize that each AED unit has different costs associated with maintenance. When I say maintenance, I am referring to replacing the expired pads and batteries. Different brands of AEDs each have a different “shelf-life” for their pads and batteries. Some brands require more frequent replacement (which leads to greater expenses), while others require less frequent replacement periods. How often do you replace your AED’s pads and batteries and what do your replacements cost you per unit?
If you do not have the Zoll AED Plus, then you are paying way more in maintenance costs than you need to! The Zoll AED Plus has the lowest Total Cost of Ownership than other AED out on the market. This means that once you purchase the AED Plus and granted that the unit is not used in a rescue, there is nothing to replace or purchase for the first 5-years of ownership. When it is time to replace the pads and batteries, the combined cost is under $300!
4. Does my current AED have the latest, most-advanced technology to guide me with Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) compressions and let me know if I am performing CPR accurately?
Most of us are aware that high quality CPR goes hand-in-hand with the use of an AED. And the ones of us who have taken a CPR class know that the American Heart Association states that CPR compressions need to be given at a rate of at least 100 compressions per minute and at least 2 inches in depth, right? So during a rescue, what kind of support will your current AED provide you with in terms of CPR guidance? How will you know if you are compressing the chest at least 2 inches? If you do NOT have the Zoll AED Plus, you are doing blind compressions and the guess work of whether you are meeting the “2 inch” guideline is on you.
But why guess, when there is a machine out there that eliminates the guesswork and guides you along with CPR? The Zoll AED Plus is the world’s first and only AED on the market that provides you with CPR guidance and gives you audio instantaneous feedback on your CPR compressions which in-turn causes you, the rescuer, to improve your compressions. Administration of high quality CPR drives to increased survival rates and an attempt at a better rescue with the best support for the rescuer which makes the Zoll AED Plus the most layperson friendly AED out there!
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5. Will my current AED provide the rescuer with the BEST possible support during a rescue attempt in order to give the victim the highest chance of survival?
Most of us are under the impression that all of the AEDs on the market today operate in the same way but just have various price tags associated with each different brand. Right? WRONG. Very wrong, actually. When I say this, I’m not referring to the AED’s capability to deliver a shock. Yes, all AEDs do have the capability to equally deliver a shock to a victim that has a shock-able heart rhythm, however, there is only one AED in the entire world that has not only the capability to deliver a shock, but also will guide the rescuer in the process of administering high-quality CPR with give instantaneous feedback of the type of compressions that are being performed.
Only the Zoll AED Plus has the capability to do this.
6. How does a trade-in offer work?
Click here to learn more about our AED trade-in program.