Defibrillators for schools
Every day, countless pupils, students, and teachers occupy school classrooms, auditoriums, school playgrounds, libraries, and sports halls across Ireland. A sudden cardiac arrest can occur at any time and place, making it crucial to have immediate access to a defibrillator. By initiating CPR and employing a defibrillator, the chances of survival significantly increase, even before the arrival of an ambulance.
ZOLL AED Plus Semi-Automatic DefibrillatorManufacturer : ZollSemi or full automatic : Semi AutomaticQuality label : CE, FDASemi-automatic defibrillator CPR feedback to guide the rescuer through the correct CPR process High IP55 resistance against dust and water contamination 5+2 year manufacturer warranty Long 5 year lifespan for both the electrodes and battery Built-in metronome guidance for the correct speed of chest compressions Self-Test function ensures the defibrillator is always rescue ready LCD screen also displays information Also available as a fully automatic AED See full description below for more information, specifications and details of our service and maintenance contracts. Contact us for advice or a better offer.£942.00 £1,130.40
Philips Heartstart FRxManufacturer : PhilipsSemi or full automatic : Semi AutomaticQuality label : CE, FDAEasy to use High IP55 resistance against dust and water contamination 8 year manufacturer warranty SMART Biphasic Technology to issue a gentler shock to the heart SMART ECG Analysis Technology Self-Test function ensures the defibrillator is always rescue ready Optional child/infant key to enable use on both adults and children with one set of electrodes See full description below for more information, specifications and details of our service and maintenance contracts.
Contact us for advice or a better offer£890.00 £1,068.00
Philips Heartstart HS1 Semi-AutomaticManufacturer : PhilipsSemi or full automatic : Semi AutomaticQuality label : CE, FDAEasy to use Gives both AED ancd CPR guidance 8-year manufacturer warranty SMART Biphasic Technology to issue a gentler shock to the heart SMART ECG Analysis Technology Self-Test function ensures the defibrillator is always rescue ready See full description below for more information, specifications and details of our service and maintenance contracts. Contact us for advice or a better offer.£760.00 £912.00
Defibtech Lifeline Semi-AutomaticManufacturer : DefibtechSemi or full automatic : Semi AutomaticQuality label : CE, FDAThe Defibtech Lifeline is one of the most popular semi-automatic defibrillators due to it’s robust design and clear, easy to use operation. A clear, calm voice prompts the user through every step of the resuscitation process, stating each instruction clearly and concisely, one step at a time. The bright lights provide clear visual guidance to reinforce voice instructions. Simple, clear and straightforward, with only two buttons on the unit, one to turn the unit on and one to shock the patient if necessary. This AED has a very long 7 year battery and adult pads included. Please click here for the fully-automatic version.£975.99 £1,171.19
DefiSign LIFE Fully-AutomaticManufacturer : SchillerSemi or full automatic : Fully AutomaticQuality label : CEDefiSign LIFE Defibrillator fully automatic (NEW) User-friendly 10 year warranty Multilingual (pre-installed with English, Polish and German, other language packages are available) Easy to use Long life electrodes and battery High dust and water resistance Reliable and respected manufacturer
For the semi-automatic version please Click here!Special Price £849.00 £1,018.80 Regular Price: £1,138.80
DefiSign LIFE Semi-AutomaticManufacturer : SchillerSemi or full automatic : Semi AutomaticQuality label : CEDefiSign LIFE Semi Automatic Defibrillator 10 year manufacturers warranty Multilingual (pre-installed with a 3-language package of your choice, contact us to see what packages are available) Easy to Use Long life electrodes and battery High IP55 dust and water resistance Reliable and trusted manufacturer Contact us for advice or more information. For the fully-automatic version please click here!Special Price £849.00 £1,018.80 Regular Price: £1,138.80
Defibrillators for schools in the UK - The best devices with child mode
To cater to the needs of schools, a defibrillator must fulfil several criteria. These involve ease of operation for individuals of all ages, providing real-time CPR guidance, and the ability to switch to paediatric mode using child electrodes. Certain defibrillators feature a convenient child button, eliminating the need for separate electrodes. Below are our best defibrillators for schools and universities.
Frequently asked questions about defibrillators for schools:
Do I need separate child electrodes?
Paediatric patients (<8 years or <25kg) need less shock energy than adults. Paediatric electrodes deliver a lower energy shock. The school defibrillator must be capable of treating both adult and paediatric patients. In most cases, this requires two sets of electrodes: one for adults and another for paediatric patients. However, electrodes have a limited shelf life and need replacement, which over time, can become costly.
We, therefore, advise primary schools to choose a defibrillator with child mode. You use the adult electrodes and switch to the paediatric protocol with the push of a button. No need for separate paediatric electrodes! The biggest advantage is that you don't need to switch electrodes, saving precious time. Examples of defibrillators with child mode are the Mindray BeneHeart C1A and the CU Medical i-pad SP1 defibrillators.
Also, check out our page on using an AED with child electrodes or a child button.
Should I choose a semi-automatic or fully automatic defibrillator for my school?
The choice depends on the user. Try to think about who will use the defibrillator in an emergency. Is this a first aid officer or, for example, a teacher who has done a CPR course? Then go for a semi-automatic. Is it unknown who the user will be, or will it mainly be inexperienced rescuers? Then opt for a fully automatic machine. Read more about the differences between fully and semi-automatic defibrillators.
Did you know that CPR training in schools is mandatory throughout the UK? Also have a look at our selection of training manikins and accessories.