At the core of all of its business ventures, Philips believes in offering a product with the features customers want at a price they can afford. As a company, Philips examines the entire patient experience for keys to innovation. The same spirit holds true for their line of Heartstart Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s) and Heartstart manual defibrillators.
Heartstart AED’s vs. Heartstart Manual Defibrillators
All of the differences between the Heartstart AED’s and Heartstart Manual Defibrillators can be boiled down to their intended user. Heartstart AED’s are designed for use by a non-medical bystander who is on the scene of a sudden cardiac arrest. In fact, the Philips Heartstart AED series are among the only models available without a physician’s prescription.
On the other hand, the Heartstart MRx Defibrillator was created with trained medical personnel in mind. With features like 12 lead AED pacing, SPO2 monitoring, ventilation monitoring during a code, and the longest battery life available today, the Heartstart MRx is ideal for medical settings like hospitals, clinics, and ambulances.
Which Heartstart AED is right for me?
Every Heartstart AED is equipped with an adaptive technology called Life Guidance, which guides you through a cardiac emergency with step-by-step instructions. Through intelligence sensors included in the AED pads as well as processors in the AED itself, every Heartstart AED can give you real-time information about which therapy you need to provide and when you need to provide it. From there, the variations between AED’s are slight, but sometimes significant.
The Heartstart FR3 is one of the only professional grade AED’s available to non-medical first responders. The Heartstart FR3 has peel and place SMART pads and a two-button interface making it easy to use for anyone. Compact and rugged, the Heartstart FR3 is designed for harsh environments including dust, water, and impact. It also features Quick Shock technology that reduces the amount of time in between shocks before you can resume CPR and is capable of delivering 100 shocks in 3 hours of battery life. Best of all, responders can quickly disconnect the FR3 and connect their manual defibrillator when they arrive.
Built tough, the Heartstart Onsite is designed with the typical person in mind. With easy to place SMART pads, voice prompts and CPR pacing, the Heartstart Onsite is ideal for homes, offices, shops, or other locations where the typical user would not be familiar with how to use an AED. Best of all, once initiated, the Heartstart Onsite performs daily system checks to make sure it is ready to use when you need it.
The Heartstart FRx was built tough for rugged handling and environments. Lightweight and resistant to water, dust, and impact, the Heartstart FRx is the model of choice for anyone who needs an AED they can carry. This model offers detailed guidance on how to use the device as well as complete CPR instruction for the untrained rescuer. It is also designed to perform self-tests that keep it ready to use when you need it.
When you purchase a Philips Heartstart AED or manual defibrillator, you are making an investment in the lives of the people you will save. For more information on these products, contact one of the equipment experts at Foremost Medical Equipment.