In the event of significant loss of gel, there is a possibility that the pad may not adhere correctly, or not make effective contact with a patient’s skin. Should this occur, there is a possibility of insufficient therapy delivery, or of patient skin burns. There is also the potential for delayed therapy, if the appearance of the peeled pad leads a user to not use affected pads and/or spend time searching for spare pads.
Users should continue to use the HS1 AED and pads as-is, and follow the device’s voice prompts during use, because the AED will audibly guide users through each step of the procedure. It is recommended that customers and users keep their HS1 AED in service according to the Instructions for Use/Owner’s Manual and the Field Safety Notice.