Here are some short questions and short answers:

If you want to learn more, just give us a call. We love to talk about this stuff!

Do you only sell ZOLL Line’s of AED and accessories?

When it comes to new AED sales, leasing and rental, we are exclusive to ZOLL by choice. However, we service and sell pads, batteries, and cabinets for all makes and models on a daily basis.

Can I trade in my current AED towards a new ZOLL?

Absolutely. We take trade-ins every day. Call us to find out the value of your trade.

Can you provide your compliance services to our non ZOLL AEDs?


What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest?

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating. In so many words, it is an electrical arrhythmia of the heart. Think of as the heart muscle just quivers and not properly beating. If this happens, blood stops flowing to the brain and other vital organs.

So is it a heart attack?

No. There is a difference. A heart attack is a “plumbing problem.” Usually, heart attacks have warning signs. However, most of the time, sudden cardiac arrest does not.

Why do I need an AED if CPR can help?

CPR is critical and definitely helps. In fact, 100% of SCA victims will need high quality CPR to survive. However, an AED is just as critical because the heart rhythm needs to be analyzed to determine if a shock is needed. Shocks are needed in about half of the cases of sudden cardiac arrest because the heart is experiencing Ventricular Fibrillation or Ventricular Tachycardia. The only scientific proven way to “de-fibrillate” a human heart, is through electrical therapy. Think of it as a CTRL-ALT-DEL function.

What is the difference between a SEMI-Automatic and FULLY Automatic AED?

A semi automatic is the more traditional AED that requires the user to push the shock button. A fully automatic deliver the shock without the need to press a shock button. Think of it as more of a countdown to shock. This is a bigger difference than one initially perceives, and factors need to be discussed prior to quickly choosing which type to purchase.

What is AED Program Compliance?

It depends on the location. Most states require some type of physician (MD or DO) involvement with a workplace AED Program, as well as required routine inspections of the AEDs, and EMS Registration & notification. Other compliance requirements may apply. Give us a call and we can tell you, based on your state, what your requirements are.

Don’t all AEDs basically do the same thing?

Yes and No. In fact, AEDs are as different as can be from one make and model to the next. Yes, of course they all deliver electrotherapy (shock!), but truthfully, the similarities stop there.

How long does an AED last?

It depends on the make and model. Reputable, well established leading technology AED Manufacturers carry shelf lives of over 15 years on their AEDs.

Why do I have to replace AED pads if I never use them?

AED Pads expire because the conductivity gel can break down, therefore reducing the functionality and capability of the pads to properly deliver electrotherapy. Fact: The FDA determines the shelf life of pads, not the manufacturer.

Why do adult and pediatric pads have different shelf lives?

Different gel compositions.

My aeds batteries have an expiration date 6 years from now. Why do they need to be replaced now?

Expiration dates are different from warranty dates and true shelf life, after the batteries are installed. Dates vary from one manufacturer’s battery to another.

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