IMB publishes new information leaflet advising on correct maintenance of automated external defibrillators
12 December 2011
Leaflet advises best care to maximise AED performance
The Irish Medicines Board (IMB) today published a leaflet providing advice to people on how to correctly maintain an automated external defibrillator (AED) so that it works effectively in the event it is needed in an emergency.
AEDs can improve a person’s survival chances following sudden cardiac arrest when used in an emergency situation. However, the IMB stated that it is imperative that the AED is maintained, stored and serviced correctly to ensure it is always in good working order.
The AED leaflet is available for download from the IMB website. Printed copies can also be requested by calling the IMB directly on (01) 676 4971.
- AED Leaflet
- IMB Press Release
Weber Shandwick PR (01) 676 0168
Siobhan Molloy / Michelle Doyle 086 817 5066 / 087 904 2223