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Estimating the Costs of a Community-Based AED Program

In estimating the cost of an AED program, the following costs should be taken into account:

Program costs may include:

  • Devices (one time cost of between $1,500 and $3,700 per unit)

  • Peripheral equipment/accessories (variable), such as:

    • Extra pads

    • Extra/replacement batteries

    • Training materials (modules, videos, manuals etc.)

    • Wall-mounted storage units

    • Carrying cases

    • Battery rechargers

    • Computer hardware and software

  • Maintenance (about $100 per device per year)

  • Insurance (variable)

  • Training costs (variable: includes personnel and equipment)

  • Quality assurance/data management tools (variable)

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