AED Resources

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Unless you are an experienced full-time program manager, you probably lack the time and resources to set up and maintain an AED program that is fully compliant with regulations and ensures the best chance of a successful rescue. Learn more about our AED Management Program.

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Are you ready to save a life? People save lives using an AED. Learn what you need to do and how to setup and AED program. PlusTrac™ keeps you on track with...

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PlusTrac™  Overview
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PlusTrac™ Overview

Watch this video for a step-by-step guide on your AED Management Program. Learn how to edit and customize your dashboard. If you need to contact support you...

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Check Your AED
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Check Your AED

Download the AED App for easy access to your account right from your phone. For information on how to access your account from the Check AED app and what it...

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Enabling AED Program
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Enabling AED Program

To rescue a victim of cardiac arrest, you need an AED that is ready to deliver a lifesaving shock. To save a life, you have to make sure your AED is working...

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Check AED Mobile App
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Check AED Mobile App

AED’s, while easy to use, require ongoing management and inspections to make certain they are Ready and Compliant. Customers who have purchased AED Program...

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Sales Slick - Data Security
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Sales Slick - Data Security

PlusTrac™ understands that data threats abound in an increasingly digital world. That’s why we’ve partnered with EATEL Business -- provider of Tier 3 Data...

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Professional Program Specifications
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Professional Program Specifications

The PlusTrac™ AED Program Management System from En-Pro™ Management, Inc. enables your AED program with everything your organization needs to manage all of...

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Essential Program Specifications
Spec Sheets

Essential Program Specifications

PlusTrac™ makes it easy to keep your AEDs inspected, your consumables up to date, your volunteer responders trained, and all of your AEDs properly managed and...

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Technical Specifications
Spec Sheets

Technical Specifications

AED’s have a list of requirements that you must meet or exceed. A well-designed AED program includes testing and maintaining your devices according to...

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Program Specifications
Spec Sheets

Program Specifications

Every person in your organization who needs to have status updates on some or part of your AED program will know what they need to know, when they need to know...

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EnPro PlusLearning
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EnPro PlusLearning

When you order a PlusLearning class, you guarantee your volunteer responders will be trained by the best in the business, using training equipment that matches...

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Plano Case Study
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Plano Case Study

Since April 2007, six victims of sudden cardiac arrest, ranging in age from their early 20s to mid 80s, have been saved at Plano Parks & Recreation....

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AED Maintenance Guide for Facility Managers
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AED Maintenance Guide for Facility Managers

When equipment goes down, it means there is production downtime. When an AED goes down it could mean life or death. Facility Managers are responsible for a...

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Reducing Risk With a Managed AED Program
eBook

Reducing Risk With a Managed AED Program

It is estimated that 350,000 out-of-hospital SCAs occur annually and only 10% of victims survive. How can you increase the chances of survival? By having an...

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PlusTrac™
Video

PlusTrac™

Are you ready to save a life? People save lives using an AED. Learn what you need to do and how to setup and AED program. PlusTrac™ keeps you on track with regular maintenance,...

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PlusTrac™  Overview
Video

PlusTrac™ Overview

Watch this video for a step-by-step guide on your AED Management Program. Learn how to edit and customize your dashboard. If you need to contact support you can do this directly...

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Check Your AED
Video

Check Your AED

Download the AED App for easy access to your account right from your phone. For information on how to access your account from the Check AED app and what it has to offer, watch...

Learn More

Enabling AED Program
Brochure

Enabling AED Program

To rescue a victim of cardiac arrest, you need an AED that is ready to deliver a lifesaving shock. To save a life, you have to make sure your AED is working and is in the hands of...

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Check AED Mobile App
Brochure

Check AED Mobile App

AED’s, while easy to use, require ongoing management and inspections to make certain they are Ready and Compliant. Customers who have purchased AED Program Management can now log...

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Sales Slick - Data Security
Brochure

Sales Slick - Data Security

PlusTrac™ understands that data threats abound in an increasingly digital world. That’s why we’ve partnered with EATEL Business -- provider of Tier 3 Data Center services. That...

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Professional Program Specifications
Spec Sheets

Professional Program Specifications

The PlusTrac™ AED Program Management System from En-Pro™ Management, Inc. enables your AED program with everything your organization needs to manage all of your AEDs online. Learn...

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Essential Program Specifications
Spec Sheets

Essential Program Specifications

PlusTrac™ makes it easy to keep your AEDs inspected, your consumables up to date, your volunteer responders trained, and all of your AEDs properly managed and rescue ready. Learn...

Learn More

Technical Specifications
Spec Sheets

Technical Specifications

AED’s have a list of requirements that you must meet or exceed. A well-designed AED program includes testing and maintaining your devices according to manufactures guidelines and...

Learn More

Program Specifications
Spec Sheets

Program Specifications

Every person in your organization who needs to have status updates on some or part of your AED program will know what they need to know, when they need to know it. PlusTrac™ makes...

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EnPro PlusLearning
Spec Sheets

EnPro PlusLearning

When you order a PlusLearning class, you guarantee your volunteer responders will be trained by the best in the business, using training equipment that matches the AEDs in your...

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Plano Case Study
Case Study

Plano Case Study

Since April 2007, six victims of sudden cardiac arrest, ranging in age from their early 20s to mid 80s, have been saved at Plano Parks & Recreation. Ironically, the latest save...

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AED Maintenance Guide for Facility Managers
eBook

AED Maintenance Guide for Facility Managers

When equipment goes down, it means there is production downtime. When an AED goes down it could mean life or death. Facility Managers are responsible for a lot, including upkeep...

Learn More

Reducing Risk With a Managed AED Program
eBook

Reducing Risk With a Managed AED Program

It is estimated that 350,000 out-of-hospital SCAs occur annually and only 10% of victims survive. How can you increase the chances of survival? By having an AED and AED Program...

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Frequently asked questions

What is required to purchase and own an AED?

Although laws vary depending on what state or country you are in, there are some basic rules you can follow to make sure you are in compliance. Most requirements fall into 3 categories for AED ownership.

First, is Acquisition: AEDs are Class III Medical Devices controlled by the FDA which means you need a doctor to authorize (prescribe) for you to purchase the device. Most resellers of AEDs can assist with obtaining an AED prescription.

Second, comes Deployment: Where and how to put an AED in your facility following both the American Heart Association (AHA), OSHA and ADA recommendations to access, retrieve and be able to use an AED in under 3 minutes. In addition to placement, there may be local requirements regarding who can use the AED and when. These requirements sometimes fall under what is called Medical Direction or the creation of an Emergency Response Plan and protocol by a doctor. It should also include notifying your local EMS or 911 center that you have an AED and where it is located so they can assist in an emergency. (Registering through the National AED Registry can provide this information for local, regional and national use.)

Third, is Maintenance: AEDs require ongoing inspections much like Fire Extinguishers to ensure they will work when needed. You will want to understand your manufacturer's guidelines as well as local requirements to keep a proper log of when the last inspection was performed.

How do I know if my AEDs are ready and will work in an emergency?

AEDs are easy to use and even easier to maintain. Each brand has a different way of displaying a readiness status, but they all provide some type of status indicator that will display a Green Check, an OK or a Green Light to designate that it has passed its own internal self-test. Check your user guide for details. An AED will only deliver a shock when properly applied and a specific condition called Cardiac Arrest is in a “Shockable Rhythm”. Just because the AED does not shock does not mean that it is not working; not all cardiac arrests are “shockable”. Some AEDs even offer CPR assistance and feedback. Although not every victim of Cardiac Arrest will need a shock they will all need high-quality CPR.

What is included in an AED inspection / maintenance?

AED maintenance and inspections can be somewhat ambiguous when researching what is required. Often times manufacturers will state to routinely inspect while local law may refer to following manufacturer guideless. With an ever-changing regulatory environment, there have been laws that required anywhere from weekly to quarterly inspections. The industry standard has been set to monthly which coincides with most device self-test schedules. If inspections are due once a month, that still leaves the question: “What are you inspecting?” Typically, inspections are as simple as a visual check of the status indicator window to ensure that it displays a Passing icon or light. There are however some areas in which a more detailed or thorough inspection is required and may include the inspection of batteries and electrode pads as well as any connectors and wires. These full checks, as well as the visual inspections, need to be recorded to create a maintenance history for the device.

Will my AED automatically communicate to Online Applications?

In general, No. Today’s AEDs do not have the ability to automatically communicate to the web. Technological advances are closing the gaps on AED communication capabilities but rigorous FDA testing means that AEDs are not as quick to adopt features like WiFi and Wireless Cellular Data plans. There are a few solutions available and you will want to ask your reseller for details on what is currently available.

When should I replace the pads and batteries for each of my AEDs?

One of the most confusing things about owning an AED, is knowing when to replace the pads and batteries. Thankfully, AEDs are smart enough to provide warnings when the batteries become low and approach time to replace. You will need to listen for an audible chirp/beep or a change in the status indicator to know when time to replace them. This can be difficult in loud areas for devices that are rarely seen or in a cabinet. Batteries and electrode pads have “install by” and/or “expiration” dates stamped on them. Expirations vary widely so these could need replacing anywhere from annually to every 5 years depending on the manufacturer. Best practice is to have a method to track these expirations to insure the AED is working properly. Another thing to keep in mind is that AEDs typically are unable to determine when an electrode pad has expired so it is critical to track and inspect those on a regular basis.

Are CPR trained responders necessary to use an AED?

AEDs are designed for anyone, at any skill level, to be able to use with little or no training but it is always best to have trained responders available to reduce the amount of time necessary to begin the rescue. Laws are constantly changing and there are some states that do require trained responders. You will need to verify your local regulations.

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