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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 don’t survive. Immediately performing CPR and deploying an AED can drastically improve cardiac arrest survival rates which is why having an AED in every office, clinic, school, gym, dentist office, home, and business is critical.

Getting a new AED for your location can be an expensive investment, but shopping refurbished can reduce that cost by over 50%. 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 defibrillator

What Are Refurbished AEDs?

A refurbished AED is essentially a previously owned defibrillator that has been certified to function like new by a professional medical device supplier. Before being approved for sale, each unit undergoes an extensive recertification process where it is thoroughly tested and inspected. Each refurbished AED is sold with a new battery, a new set of electrode pads, and up-to-date software/hardware. Here are some of the benefits to shopping refurbished:

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 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 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. Refurbished AEDs are safe to use as they feature all the same life-saving functions a new AED, including visual/audible rescue guidance, CPR coaching, and automated shock analysis.

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