Skip to content

Are Defibrillator Pads Reusable?

The short answer is no. Defibrillator pads are useable one time only. Defibrillator pads contain gels that help them stick to the body and that provide a conducting agent between the defibrillator and the patient. Once they are used, they are not able to stick to the patient as effectively again, Also in life-threatening situations, bodily fluids and contaminants would make the pads unhygienic for reuse.

When do I need to change pads?

Defibrillator pads generally have a 4-year lifespan before the gels start to break down. So for most Defibrillators we sell, you will only need to change them every 4 years or after use. The pads are easy and simple to replace. If you already have a defibrillator, replacement pads can be ordered for Lifepak here or for Heartsine here.

We know that finding the right Defibrillator can be challenging, so we’ve made a helpful tool to help you find the right one. Just answer a few simple questions and we can find the Defibrillator to suit you. We also have this handy Defib FAQ that helps answer all your defibrillator-related questions.

Access our exclusive article
The Ultimate Guide to Defibrillators

Browse Defibrillators

Why is the Heartsine 500p Defibrillator great for you?

✓ Reader Technology
✓ Semi-Automatic Defibrillator
✓ 8 Year Warranty
• Optional Extra: Child Pads
• Optional Extra: Wifi Connectivity

The PAD500P is a high-quality Defibrillator from Heartsine.  This model comes with CPR reader technology that tells you how your CPR is going. It lets you know if you can “push harder” or “push faster.” Studies have found that 70% of doctors could improve their CPR quality, so this technology will be invaluable in helping save lives.

Browse More