SMTL Medical Disposable Datacard

Defibrillation pads/electrodes for automated use (AED)

All Wales Contract: ECG Electrodes, Diathermy plates, Defib pads
Sterility Status: Non Sterile.
Usage Status: Single use.


Electrode pads consisting of a conductor layer with a non-conducting backing on one side and a solid gel adhesive layer on the other. These electrodes also possess a cable and connector. Only the adhesive side of the electrode should be placed in contact with the patient's skin. Paediatric and adult sizes are available and come in pairs.

Instructions for use should be included.


Key areas where used

  • All Ward areas
  • Theatres

Method of use

Pads are placed directly onto the patient in the correct position and the cables connected to the defibrillation machine.

Some defibrillation electrodes are also referred to as 'multi-functional electrodes' because they can also be used with other types of machines to perform other functions such as cardiac monitoring and pacing.


  • Packaged in pairs

Sizes Required

  • Paediatric and adult


Coding System Code Description
NSV FDJ156/157/162/137 Defibrillation electrodes

Example products

The following table lists examples of products known to be acceptable for this product description.

Brand Name Product Code Manufacturer
Skintact Easibeat pads Adult (compatible with Philips Heartstart machines) DF27 Skintact
Multifunction electrode pads Adult (compatible with Phillips Heartstart machines) M3713A Philips Medical Systems
Heartstart FR2 infant/child defib pads (for use with FR2 machine) M3870A Philips Medical Systems

Revision Details

Editor Pete Phillips
Revision No 1.9
Revision date 2008/11/20

Please inform SMTL of any inaccuracies noted or changes requiredin this datacard.


This datacard has been prepared as an aid to contracting forpurchasers in the NHS in Wales, and shouldnot be used as a substitute for literature, instructions or training from the manufacturersof the devices.

Products mentioned in this datacard are for illustration purposes onlyand should not be seen as an endorsement of these products.

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