An AED for all of us.
Chances are you’re not an EMS technician. Not a surgeon or a lifeguard or a firefighter. Yet, with the right resources at hand, each of us has the power to save a human life— the life of a friend, colleague, student, or a passerby with sudden cardiac arrest. Although not everyone can be saved, studies show that early defibrillation can dramatically improve survival rates. Simple, effective, and at the ready, the LIFEPAK CR Plus AED provides that critical resource and the guidance to use it whenever necessary. It’s there for you and for them.
Saving a life. Not endangering one.
Can an AED shock a victim who doesn’t need it? Will it shock me while I try to help? The unknown can be frightening, but with the LIFEPAK CR Plus AED, that fear can become confidence. The CR Plus is designed to deliver a shock only if it determines a heart needs it. The device then communicates clear, calm, step-by-step instructions— delivered via our ClearVoice™ technology— that let responders know without question when a victim is about to be shocked.
Three steps: turning the device on, applying the electrode pads to the victim, and pushing the shock button.
That’s all it may take to make the difference between death from sudden cardiac arrest and a better chance for survival. The CR Plus then takes over, giving ClearVoice prompts and prompts the first responder into delivering the shock—up to an industry-leading 360 joules.
Losing time can mean losing lives.
There is no time to spare when responding to a victim of SCA. Even with successful defibrillation, precious minutes often have passed by the time emergency medical help arrives, and transferring to EMS or fire department equipment can take even more time. But with the compatibility of the LIFEPAK CR Plus AED, time is saved. More EMS units around the world use LIFEPAK equipment than any other brand, and the electrodes on the CR Plus are fully compatible with all other LIFEPAK defibrillators and monitors. That means a faster transfer and more time spent on lifesaving than equipment.|
Simple enough. Strong enough.
If your life were at risk from sudden cardiac arrest—if you needed the help of a colleague, friend, or passerby—what lifesaving equipment would you want nearby? Certainly an AED that is easy to use by a non-professional responder. But what about an AED that could escalate in power if the standard shock level was ineffective at restarting your heart? The LIFEPAK CR Plus AED has the capability to deliver a shock at 360 joules, the highest available power level in the industry.
Why 360 joules?
A joule (J) is a unit of energy used as the measurement of shock strength provided by an AED. An initial shock from the LIFEPAK CR Plus AED is delivered at 200 joules (200J), which has been shown to be effective at defibrillating the heart of a majority of sudden cardiac arrest victims. However, some patients are more difficult to defibrillate than others, and an ineffective shock can leave them in VF longer and increase costly interruptions in CPR. Physio-Control only offers AEDs with a full range of energy, with default escalating settings of 200J, 300J, and 360J. A recent study has shown a statistically significant benefit for higher escalating shocks compared to fixed lower-energy shocks in patients with VF who required more than one defibrillation shock. In addition, the American Heart Association has provided guidance on the importance of coordinating good CPR with defibrillation to minimize interruptions in chest compressions. Simply put, we believe the capacity for 360 joules gives patients a better opportunity for a better outcome.
The American Heart Association reports that nearly 300,000 people in the United States die every year from SCA. Nearly 13 percent of these fatalities occur in the workplace.5 If the presence of AEDs can save even some of these precious lives, then the choice to implement them is clear. And with the advantages of the LIFEPAK CR Plus AED, the choice of which AED to implement becomes even clearer.
The time is now. The choice is the LIFEPAK CR Plus AED from Physio-Control.
Product information courtesy of the manufacturer. © 2016 Physio-Control, Inc. All rights reserved.