The pads must be replaced prior to the expiration date listed on the pads. Each of the manufactures has tested the pads to determine the last month/year that the pads are fully functional. Over time the pads will begin to dry out. The adhesive/gel on the back of the pads dries out and doesn't allow the pads to properly connect to the victim, thus hindering the AED from analyzing the victim properly.
The CASA Act of 2000 requires that the AED be maintained according to the manufacture's guidelines, as well as, many state laws. All manufactures require the pads and batteries be replaced prior to the expiration date. Each manufacture has varying expiration dates. To determine your manufacture's expiration dates see your owner's manual for the AED or contact AED-SHOP.com.
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