How Do I Purchase an AED?

Steps to obtain an AED

  1. Contact EHS to learn about the AED Program requirements as dictated by the State of Delaware and advise them that you are purchasing a unit.
    1. Establish Written Department Responsibilities
    2. Schedule Training
    3. Understand Program Costs
    4. Determine Mounting Location
  2. Contact Medtronic Physio-Control or Phillips to order a unit
    • EHS will provide the contact information for the current vendor
  3. Contact EHS once unit has arrived to set up unit
  4. Contact Facilities to install case
  5. Costs and Required Supplies (as of June 2008)
    • AED Unit: $975.00
    • Storage Cabinet: $170.00
    • Pediatric Pads (recommended): $62.00
    • Estimated Charge for Facilities to Mount Case: $80.00
    • Training: $30.00 per person trained
      • EHS recommends that at least 5-10 individuals are trained per building. There must be a few AED trained individuals in the building during all hours of operation
    • Estimated Total Cost to implement, assuming 10 people are trained: ~$1500.00
    • Ongoing Costs:
      • LifePak 500 Costs (Installed in Buildings before May 2006)
        • The electrode pads expire and must be replaced every two years at a cost of ~$20.00
        • The battery expires and must be replaced every five years at a cost of ~$250.00. The shelf life on the battery depends on how the unit is stored. Sometimes the batteries require replacement sooner than five years.
      • LifePak CR Express Costs (Installed in Buildings after May 2006)
        • The electrode pads and battery expire and must be replaced every two years at a cost of approximately $100.00
      • Philips OnSite Costs (Installed in Buildings after May 2008)
        • Philips Onsite Information
        • The electrode pads must be replaced every two years at a cost of approximately $38.00
        • The battery must be replaced every five years at a cost of approximately $100.00
      • All AED responders require recertification training every two years at a cost of $30.00 per person.
    • Extra
      • Computer Software and Download Cable: $344.00

For more information, please call Environmental Health & Safety at 831-8475, or e-mail Krista Murray at klmurray@udel.edu.