Intellisense pediatric defibrillation pads are recommended for patients 8 years of age or younger, or weighing less than 55 pounds (25kg). They are non-polarized, meaning they can be placed in either position on the chest, reducing confusion and saving time during a rescue. Pediatric pads may also be placed on the chest and back. Using the pad connector embedded circuitry, the Powerheart G5 quickly and automatically detects the pediatric pad, and automatically adjusts to pediatric energy protocols and CPR requirements. The electrode pads have a 2-year shelf life.