Beyond our training defibrillator models, APL Healthcare also carries a number of state-of-the-art AEDs and defibrillator cabinets perfect for industrial use, either in the hospital or in a busy workplace. Recent Australian provisions have dictated that public spaces should be outfitted with defibrillator cabinets in case emergency strikes. However, if a defibrillator lays dormant, collecting dust for months or years at a time, its battery can drain to the point that the device is useless when it is actually needed.
APL Healthcare defibrillators, such as the flagship HeartOn AED A10, are designed to avoid such errors in maintenance and attention to detail. HeartOn defibrillators not only include a status indicator for easy user battery checks, but also come with an automatic self-test feature to monitor the device’s battery and power supply status. The self-test can be scheduled to take place on a daily, weekly or monthly basis with no user interaction necessary. If the power supply drops below a certain point, the defibrillator will alert users that maintenance is required.
The battery indicator can even be viewed without turning on the AED, a feature that helps to preserve those little bits of extra battery while also making it easier for business owners or medical professionals—people who are often extraordinarily pressed for time—to get into the groove of checking the AED battery supply each day. It only takes a glance to do a battery check with an APL Healthcare AED in a defibrillator cabinet, but that glance could save a life.