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Reusable Defibrillator Training Pads

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000033001D
Publication Date: 2004-Nov-22
Document File: 1 page(s) / 49K

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Abstract

Training defibrillator electrode pads feature soft gel-like rubber/plastic/polymer resembling electrode gel in color and texture with multiple small airtight voids forming suction cup-like action when pressed against a nonporous material such as the surface of a training manikin.

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Reusable Defibrillator Training Pads

Abstract: Training defibrillator electrode pads feature soft gel-like rubber/plastic/polymer resembling electrode gel in color and texture with multiple small airtight voids forming suction cup-like action when pressed against a nonporous material such as the surface of a training manikin.

Proper training in use of AED’s is important to prepare responders for responding to cardiac emergencies with an AED.  This training is often “hands-on” training in which the student works with an AED trainer device.  This AED trainer is a simulator, which looks like and acts like an actual AED but delivers no shock  As a part of this hands-on training, the student places electrodes on a training manikin.  With AEDs being placed in more and more private homes and public settings, this kind of AED training will be in increasing demand.

The electrodes manufactured for actual use in an AED rescue response are not suitable for use in a training class.  Training electrodes designed for use with AED trainers are available.  These typically have the same “look and feel” as real electrode pads, but have no metal conductors to deliver a shock, and use an adhesive on the electrode pad surface which allows them to be placed on a manikin and removed several times.   It is typical for students in a training class to apply the electrodes to the manikin, remove them, and replace them again several times, as the students practice the process of using...