AEDs 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 an AED. By initiating CPR and employing an AED, the chances of survival significantly increase, even before the arrival of an ambulance.

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  1. CU Medical SPR AED Semi-automatic
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  3. Defibtech Lifeline semi-automatic AED
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  4. Primedic Heartsave AED semi-automatic AED
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AEDs for schools in Ireland - The best devices with child mode

To cater to the needs of schools, an AED 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 AEDs feature a convenient child button, eliminating the need for separate electrodes. Below are our best AEDs for schools and universities.

Frequently asked questions about AEDs 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 AED 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 an AED with child mode. You use the adult electrodes and switch to the paediatric protocol with a 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 AEDs with child mode are the Mindray BeneHeart C1A and the CU Medical i-pad SP1 AEDs.

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 AED for my school?

The choice depends on the user. Try to think about who will use the AED 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 AEDs.