How to Test Heartstart FRx Defibrillator?

The HeartStart FRx Defibrillator automatically tests its battery, connected SMART Pads II, and internal circuitry every day. It alerts you if it finds a problem.
You can also test the defibrillator at any time by removing the battery for five seconds then reinstalling it. This test takes about one minute. Because the battery insertion self-test is very detailed and uses battery power, running it more often than necessary will drain the battery prematurely. It is recommended that you run the battery insertion self-test only:
• when the defibrillator is first put into service.
• after each time the defibrillator is used to treat a patient.
• when the battery is replaced.
• when the defibrillator may have been damaged.

NOTE: If the FRx turns off when you install the battery instead of running the battery insertion self-test, check to be sure that the pads case is not open. If the pads case is open, the FRx assumes that it may be in use and so will not run the self-test.
If you need to use the defibrillator to treat a victim of SCA while you are running a battery self-test, press the On/Off button to stop the test and turn on the HeartStart FRx for use.

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