Huge advances in healthcare technology can often begin with a little-known discovery or design breakthrough, but eventually, the knowledge expands to benefit entire communities. Such is the case with defibrillator technology which has now advanced to bring lifesaving changes in even the most isolated conditions. 

Although heart disease has been ever present, it’s only in recent times that the means for dealing with its sudden consequences have been readily and widely available outside of a hospital setting. Automated defibrillators are now becoming a familiar sight in public buildings, and the latest devices bring simple lifesaving technology within reach of the average workplace. 

On average, 30,000 people per year suffer a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Because on average it takes eight minutes for an ambulance in the UK to arrive, unfortunately the victim’s likelihood of survival is less than 10%. With the use of an AED within 3 minutes of a cardiac arrest event, the survival rate dramatically increases to 74%.  

With the stark fact that a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), can occur at anytime, anywhere, and to anyone, the latest devices have revolutionised the ability of even an untrained bystander to effectively respond and deliver potentially lifesaving treatment to  a victim. 

The new Mediana A16 brings even more features that speed up and simplify the entire process, resulting in a lifesaving response that is easier and more accessible to an even greater number of people. The Mediana A16  is equipped with three pre-programmed languages (English, Polish, and Welsh), and a super-fast shock delivery time of ten seconds or less from analysis. 

This lightweight device (less than 2kg) can be used on adults or children and can even perform functions that normally require human intervention such as pace-pulse detection and rejection, pad quality checks, self-testing, and delivery of the shock. 

The A16 defibrillator can revolutionise a workplace response to sudden cardiac arrest and save precious lives. 


• Analysis to unit charged and ready in 10 seconds or less.  

• Lightweight (weighs less than 2kg) 

• 3 language selection – English, Welsh and Polish. 

• Rated to IP55. 

• Instant switch between adult and child mode. 

• Battery Capacity 3000mAh/15V (200 shocks or 6hr monitoring). 

• Voice prompt, Action Icon (LED), Indicator, Status LCD. 

• Status indicator showing battery level, self-test (pass or fail), temperature, condition and pads.  

• Self-test: POST (Power on Self-Test), Periodic Test (Daily, Weekly, Monthly), Pad Quality Check, BIST (Battery Insertion Self-Test). 

• SD Card, IR communication support. 

• Optional event review computer software. 

• Meets 2015 AHA/ERC guidelines. 

Question and Answers   
Q: Can this be used for both adults and children?
 A: Yes, and the mode can be changed using the adult to paediatric mode button on the main interface.  
Q: What languages are the unit’s voice prompts in? 
A: There are 3 languages loaded onto the A16 in the UK, these are English, Welsh and Polish.  
Q: What temperature can the unit be stored at? 
A: Between 0° and 43° Celsius.  
Q: What IP is this rated to? 
A: The A16 unit is rated to IP55.  
Q: How many years of warranty does the unit have? 
A: The A15 and A16 both have 5 years of warranty.  
Q: What is the difference between the two types of pads? 
A: Code 2902 are normal adult/paediatric pads. Code 2903 include a “pads quality” function, which checks whether there is a problem with the pads or the recommended replacement of the pads.   
Q: Does the A16 supersede the A15? 
A: No, the units are different and cater to different customers. For those that are looking for a basic AED, the A15 has a simple interface with one pre-loading language and is therefore lower in price. The A16 has three pre-loading languages and two pad options.   
Q: Has the A16 been drop tested?  
A: Yes, the unit has been drop tested to 0.75m on all 6 sides.   

Are you prepared for a workplace emergency? 

How confident are you that your premises have the equipment they need to deal with a sudden mass emergency, or a serious and life-threatening injury to an employee or visitor? 

These situations develop without warning. An emergency by definition cannot be prepared for while it is in progress, only in advance. There is both a legal and moral imperative for the responsible persons in every workplace and public building to make certain that the measures and facilities required to prepare for an emergency have been put in place. Furthermore, following the risk assessments mandated by law, every employer is obliged to provide appropriate apparatus for the handling of any accident, injury, onset of illness (e.g. sudden cardiac arrest), or the management of a potential mass evacuation. 

We stock a complete range of first aid and medical equipment that is specifically designed to help you reduce or mitigate the risks in the workplace of an accident, illness, or a critical event.