Listed below are the recommended cleaning instructions for the HeartStart XL+ and its associated
CAUTIONS: The HeartStart XL+, along with its accessories and supplies, may not be autoclaved, steam sterilized,
ultrasonically cleaned or immersed unless otherwise indicated in the Instructions for Use that accompany
the accessory or supply.
Do not use abrasive cleaners or strong solvents such as acetone or acetone-based compounds.
Do not clean electrical contacts or connectors with bleach.
A soft cloth is recommended for cleaning the display window to prevent scratching.
Quaternary ammonium compounds such as Steris Coverage Plus NPD are not recommended for routine
Disinfect the HeartStart XL+ as determined by your institution's policy to avoid damage to the device.
Defibrillator/Monitor, Paddles, Cables and Battery
You can clean the exterior of the HeartStart XL+, external paddles, therapy cables, ECG cables and
battery by hand wiping with a clean cloth. Remove all soil (tissue, fluid, etc.) and wipe thoroughly with a
water-dampened cloth before applying one of the following cleaning products:
Isopropyl alcohol (70% solution in water)
Mild soap and water
Chlorine bleach (containing 6% sodium hypochlorite), 3% solution in water
Cleaning solutions/wipes with milder Isopropyl alcohol and chlorine bleach concentrations
CAUTIONS: When cleaning, do not immerse. Wring any excess moisture from the cloth before cleaning and be sure
to avoid pouring fluids on the device. Do not allow fluids to penetrate the exterior surfaces of the device.
No parts of the device (except sterilizable internal and external paddles) may not be ultrasonically
cleaned, immersed, autoclaved or ETO sterilized.
The ECG cables may not be ultrasonically cleaned, immersed, autoclaved or steam sterilized.
NOTE: For information about cleaning and sterilizing internal and external sterilizable paddles, see the
Sterilizable Defibrillator Paddles Instructions For Use.