Defibrillator for pharmacies

They are where many people go to get help: Pharmacies exude trustworthiness and provide first aid in case of illness. Elderly people and people with health problems or pre-existing cardiac conditions are often regular customers – and anyone who wants to provide first aid to their customers in the event of sudden cardiovascular arrest should install a defibrillator on site. Here you can learn more about defibrillators for pharmacies as well as suitable devices and costs.

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Why is it useful to have a defibrillator in use in pharmacies?

As a pharmacist, you come into contact with customers every day – some of whom have serious pre-existing cardiac conditions. They trust your expertise, your experience and your advice. In the same way, these customers rely on you to provide them with fast and competent aid in an emergency. Especially for elderly people or people with cardiac problems, the use of an AED can prove valuable in an emergency and significantly improve the victim's chances of survival.

What should be considered when using a defibrillator in pharmacies?

In an emergency, things need to happen quickly – and the operation of a life-saving “pulse generator” should be easy and intuitive. An automated external defibrillator (AED) is the right choice here because it is designed for use by “laypersons”. What else needs to be considered?

  • Concise instructions: The entire resuscitation process should be immediately understandable for everyone
  • Flexible performance: Sudden cardiovascular arrest can occur in both the young and the old. Ideally, the device should have a paediatric mode with reduced energy levels
  • Storage in a place easily accessible to the public: The device should be freely accessible to all – do not store it in locked cabinets. If necessary, it is possible to install it on the wall of your building, so that people can use it outside your opening hours

Can I get a subsidy for the cost of a defibrillator?

Whether the purchase of such a device is subsidised depends on various factors. Many German Länder provide financial aid for the purchase of an Automated External Defibrillator for lay use – however, the relevant funding guidelines must be observed, for example, the device must usually be installed in a publicly accessible location.

One thing is certain in any case: You take responsibility for the lives of others when you decide to purchase an AED.

Which defibrillators are best for pharmacies?

Which device is suitable for you as a pharmacist? We recommend the products from our HeartSave range: The HeartSaveAED or the HeartSaveAED-M.

Both products are easy and intuitive to use and guide the user safely through the entire resuscitation process with concise verbal prompts. In a pediatric emergency, you don't need special pads for children, because you can switch the devices to a paediatric mode with reduced energy levels at the touch of a button.

By the way: All products of the HeartSave series come with a 6-year warranty ex works. We know and trust our AEDs so much that you can even optionally extend this warranty to 10 years.

In the following short video you can learn how easy and intuitive resuscitation with an AED of the HeartSave series is:

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HeartSave AED

The HeartSaveAED is a true all-round talent and is ideally suited for almost any application. 

  • Language selection button: You can change between four languages for verbal instructions during operation – for users of different nationalities
  • Pediatric mode / pediatric button - in the event of a pediatric emergency, you do not need special pads for pedriatrics, as the AED switches to pediatric mode with the simple press of a button
  • Battery with up to 6 years standby - so that your AED still works reliably after many years in an emergency and has enough power reserves ready to go.
  • Cost-effectiveness - long-life and low-cost consumables ensure very low follow-up costs
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HeartSave AED-M

The HeartSaveAED-M is ideal for all types of users – lay rescuers as well as professional personnel.

  • Illuminated monitor - with information on the current operation, such as ECG, heart rate, number of shocks, duration of operation, instructions
  • All voice instructions also in text form - helpful for users in noisy environments
  • ECG display - as valuable information for appropriately trained first aiders
  • Like the HeartSaveAED, the HeartSaveAED-M has a pediatric mode and a pediatric button, instructions in four languages, and a long-lasting battery with up to 6 years standby
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“I have many regular customer who trust me with their personal medical history. Purchasing the HeartSave AED was an important and natural decision for me: I want to take responsibility for my customers and be able to act immediately in an emergency.”

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