Automated External Defibrillators

An AED, or Automated External Defibrillator, is a computerized and portable electronic device that automatically analyses the heart rhythm and where appropriate, delivers a shock. In some cases sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is not treated by a shock and the AED can reliably detect these rhythms and direct you to provide CPR until the EMS arrives.

What’s the impact?
In the United States, it is estimated that sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) outpaces deaths from breast cancer, prostate cancer, house fires, traffic accidents and HIV, combined. Yet there is hope. Over half the victims of the most common cause of SCA can survive when treated early with CPR and shock from a defibrillator.

Philips HeartStart HS-1

Designed for the ordinary person in the extraordinary moment, the Philips HeartStart HS-1 AED is ready to act and ready to go. It allows virtually anyone to treat the most common cause of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) by delivering a shock quickly and effectively wherever SCA happens.

  • Easy to use:
    The AED guides you through every step with clear and calm voice instructions – from placing each pad on the patient to performing CPR and delivering a defibrillation shock. It even guides you on the frequency of chest compressions, as well as breaths.
  • Personalized:
    Intelligent sensors assess and automatically deliver the right therapy at the right time – personalized to every man, woman or child.
  • Responsive:
    Our proprietary SMART Pads sense where you are in the rescue and actively adapt the defibrillator’s instructions to your actions.
  • Fast:
    With our QuickShock technology, HeartStart AEDs are among the fastest in delivering shock treatment after CPR – typically in 8 seconds. According to the Amercan Heart Association, reducing the time between compression and shock delivery by even a few seconds can increase the probability of success.
  • Automated:
    SMART analysis automatically assesses heart rhythm to determine whether a shock is needed. If the AED does not advise a shock, no shock can be delivered, even if the shock button is pressed.

The best way to understand the use of the AED is to see it in action. Therefore if you want a FREE demonstration, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us and we’ll come and demonstrate the use of this Philips HeartStart HS-1 AED!