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Important Facts About Refurbished AEDs

April 05, 2022
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Every year, more than 320,000 people experience sudden cardiac arrest in the United States. Sadly, about 90% of these individuals do not survive. One of the greatest predictors of survival from sudden cardiac arrest is the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) within the first three to five minutes of the event. Considering that the average EMS response time is about seven minutes, having an AED in every office, clinic, school, gym, dentist office, home, and business is critical to saving lives.

Getting a new AED for your location can be an expensive investment, but shopping refurbished can reduce that cost significantly. Many people are unaware that buying refurbished is an option, so here’s everything you need to know about refurbished AEDs.

 

example of refurbished AED defibrillatorExample of a refurbished AED

Refurbished AEDs Are Affordable

For many businesses and organizations, purchasing a new AED machine is not possible due to budget constraints. A brand-new AED unit can cost between $1,400 to $2,000 depending on the model and brand. A refurbished AED defibrillator, on the other hand, only costs about $600 to $800. This also makes purchasing additional AED accessories such as a wall cabinet or bleeding control kit more accessible.

Refurbished AEDs Are Safe

Before being approved for sale, every refurbished AED defibrillator device provided by One Beat Medical undergoes an 18-step re-certification process and is thoroughly tested by a team of bio-medical device experts. Each AED comes with a new battery, a new set of electrode pads, and up-to-date software and hardware.

Refurbished AEDs Come With A Warranty

The primary difference between a new and refurbished AED is the included warranty. Most new AEDs come with an 8-year warranty; whereas, refurbished AEDs are often only backed by a 1-year warranty. At One Beat Medical, all refurbished AEDs are sold with a two-year parts and labor warranty to protect your purchase.

Refurbished AEDs Are A Greener Choice

Many strictly regulated industries are required by law to update their AED fleets periodically. This means there are thousands of perfectly functional lifesaving devices that get turned in and replaced each and every year. Putting these defibrillators back into use can help save more lives while also reducing the number of raw resources that would go into producing a brand-new unit.

Refurbished AEDs Are Not Necessarily “Used”

While the terms “refurbished AED” and “used AED” are often used interchangeably, many refurbished AED haven’t actually been used. The majority of AED defibrillators being sold have never been used during a real cardiac emergency. Since an AED has a 10 to 15-year lifespan, many AEDs being sold as refurbished offer years of identical functionality at a fraction of the price.

For more information on purchasing recertified AEDs, or to discuss your AED needs with a professional, contact One Beat Medical today!