Why it is Important to Have a Spare AED Battery and Pads
An AED can more than double someone’s chance of survival, but what happens if the AED doesn’t work? It is a reality that in some instances an AED is nearby but does not have up-to date or unused pads or batteries, and because of this the survival rates are lowered. How do we prevent this? In most cases, the reason an AED may be unusable is because the spare battery or pads have been used and not yet replaced, or because they are expired. Every AED comes with an AED battery and pads, and these have an expiration date. If possible, try to have a spare battery and pads available so you are always rescue ready.