Philips Heartstart OnSite AED Unit
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- Lightweight – Fully equipped AED at just 3.3 pounds.
- Intuitive – Clean design and clear voice instructions instill the confidence that’s needed when administering therapy to a person in cardiac arrest.
- Ever-Ready – Powered by a long-life (4-year) disposable battery. Automated tests help ensure readiness.
- Versatile – Philips HeartStart AED Defibrillator is available for use on anyone of any age, including children and infants.
- Effective – Patented SMART Analysis heart rhythm assessment and SMART Biphasic defibrillation therapy, clinically proven in nearly 10 years of use. No other biphasic waveform is as well documented.
Each year sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) strikes approximately a quarter-million people in the U.S. alone. The majority of these people have no warning, since they show no prior symptoms. And, sadly, fewer than 5% survive, often because emergency medical services cannot reach them in time.
When sudden cardiac arrest strikes, the electrical system of the heart short-circuits, most often causing an abnormal rhythm known as ventricular fibrillation. Lacking proper blood flow, the person loses consciousness, stops breathing, and will die unless promptly treated. CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) can help a person in cardiac arrest, but it alone cannot save lives. A “shock” from a defibrillator — defibrillation therapy — is needed to restore the heart’s normal pumping rhythm. A victim’s best chance of surviving SCA is to receive that shock within 5 minutes of collapse.
The Movement to Save More Lives. Over the last 20 years, there has been a widespread effort to move defibrillators into communities where they can be accessed and used by trained citizens, who might be present at the onset of SCA or first on the scene. To that end, Philips produces easy-to-use automated external defibrillators. Our HeartStart defibrillators enable almost anybody to treat SCA quickly and effectively, wherever it happens — at work, at play, in the air — providing the power to save a life.
Philips, the leader in defibrillation technology,* designed the HeartStart OnSite AED Defibrillator for the ordinary person in the extraordinary moment. Our innovative technology, based on extensive research and user feedback, has produced a defibrillator so easy to use that, with minimal training, you can potentially save the life of a co-worker, friend, or anyone else stricken with sudden cardiac arrest.
Weighing just 3.3 lbs., this small and lightweight defibrillator can be easily carried to the patient’s side. Using clear, natural voice instructions, the OnSite Defibrillator guides you, the first caregiver on the scene, through each step of defibrillation and CPR. Integrated SMART Pads placed on the patient’s bare skin transmit information to the defibrillator, which senses and adapts to your actions every step of the way.
HeartStart OnSite includes proven Philips technologies for heart rhythm assessment (SMART Analysis) and defibrillation energy delivery (SMART Biphasic). And like all HeartStart defibrillators, it can be used to treat infants, children and adults.
Ready When Needed. HeartStart Onsite is powered by a simple, safe, long-life (four-year) battery, the same technology used in cameras. Just click the battery in place, and the defibrillator is standing by, ready for use.
Between uses, the defibrillator performs daily, weekly, and monthly self-tests of its electrical components, subsystems, and battery to help ensure continued reliability and readiness. A pads integrity test, which checks daily that the cartridge is properly installed and that the defibrillator pads are in working order, provides an additional level of assurance.
As long as the green “Ready” light on the defibrillator is blinking, you can be certain the HeartStart OnSite is ready for use. If any part of the defibrillator needs attention, the “Ready” light turns off and the defibrillator “chirps” to alert you. Pressing the flashing blue “Information” button provides verbal guidance to help you identify and correct the situation.
Easy To Use. Using the Philips HeartStart OnSite Defibrillator is simple. Pulling the green handle powers-up the defibrillator and activates voice instructions. These instructions are paced to your actions, to help guide you through the entire process, from placing pads on the patient to delivering a defibrillation shock.
HeartStart OnSite determines if a shock is needed, based on its automated assessment of the victim’s heart rhythm:
- If a shock is needed, the defibrillator directs you to press the flashing orange “Shock” button. Then, HeartStart OnSite delivers a dose of low-energy biphasic therapy, a highly effective defibrillation waveform that is also gentle to the heart.
- If a shock is not needed, the OnSite Defibrillator instructs you to assess the patient and to perform CPR when necessary. While performing CPR, the defibrillator’s voice instructions can be activated to coach you on the frequency and depth of compressions.
HeartStart OnSite also reminds you to call emergency medical services (EMS). And, should EMS need a summary of care, it can be retrieved from the defibrillator’s internal memory. An EMS provider simply presses the “i-button” and HeartStart Onsite verbally recounts events from its last clinical use.
Replaceable SMART Pads Cartridges. The cartridge contains two adhesive pads that are peeled and placed on the patient’s bare skin as indicated by the pictures on the pads. The pads are “smart” because they can sense that they have been removed from the cartridge and applied to the patient.
HeartStart OnSite can be used on patients of any age. Special Infant/Child SMART Pads reduce the defibrillator’s shock energy, so that you can treat an infant or child suffering sudden cardiac arrest. The Infant/Child Pads cartridge is marked with an indication of the appropriate weight and with a teddy bear icon for ready identification.
To practice your skills, a special training pads cartridge (adult or infant/child) can be installed in the defibrillator. It suspends the defibrillator’s ability to shock, while walking you through patient care scenarios.
*Frost & Sullivan