Many AEDs claim that they meet the resuscitation guidelines from 2010 or 2005. That does not always mean that you need to update your AED. After all, the changes do not always relate to the functionality of the equipment and therefore a manufacturer may not need to update a device. However what if there is an important update? Medisol explains what you have to do:
- In 2005, there were many changes. For example, you should immediately start chest compressions instead of first giving two rescue breaths during CPR. Please be certain that your AED at least conforms to the 2005 guidelines.
- In 2010 there was a change in the protocol, meaning that AEDs with CPR feedback had to be adjusted. More compression was required on the victim’s chest. The AEDs affected by this were the Zoll AED Plus, Zoll AED Pro and HeartSine Samaritan 500P. Other devices with CPR feedback came on the market later and therefore already conformed to the 2010 guidelines.
- The2015 guidelines did not introduce any changes to the AED protocol. Therefore you do not have to update the AED. However there were changes to CPR guidelines, placing more emphasis on identifying abnormal breathing and asking for help immediately. Please ensure that your training is up-to-date, in order to provide the best help if needed.
For CPR manikins
- Only the change to the 2010 guidelines had consequences for resuscitation manikins. Not all manikins were suitable for the provision of the new deeper compression guidelines. The Ambu Man I and Ambu Man W can be updated to the new guidelines with an update kit. For how to proceed with other manikins please contact customer service.