Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is one of the top causes of death in the US and the world. Philips HeartStart AEDs have been very popular lifesaving devices for many years and are a great tool to fight sudden cardiac arrest. The Philips Heartstart Onsite AED and the Heartstart FRx, manufactured by Philips Healthcare, are two of the most widely sold AED’s throughout the world today and both include game-changing smart analysis technology. This blog post will outline the cost of these two state-of-the-art Philips AEDs and discuss the differences between the two devices including how they work with voice instructions and their top-notch support.
The history of the defibrillator and its life-saving energy delivery system goes back to the 1800s where electric shocks were given to successfully revive people from cardiac arrest. The Philips Heartstart Onsite AED is a semi-automatic defibrillator and has been on the market for over 25 years! This device was created specifically with EMS in mind, which means it comes with many extra features that might not be of use when a home or school is purchasing a Philips AED.
The Philips Heartstart FRx was released in 2002 and has been used successfully numerous times throughout the world to save lives. The Philips Onsite AED comes with many features that are standard, but some of these features can be considered extra when compared to other AEDs on the market today such as :
CPR-D pad (Philips Heartstart FRx AED only) – Philips designed this CPR assist device to help with providing CPR compressions while also notifying EMS that CPR is in progress. This feature can be found on most Philips AEDs, but the Philips Onsite has it built into the defibrillator itself
The Philips HeartStart FRx defibrillator comes with clear, step-by-step voice instructions, including CPR instruction, and an audible metronome to assist BLS personnel in treating a suspected SCA with chest compressions. Pre-connected SMART Pads II can be used for both adults and children. It’s impervious to impact, water, and extreme temperatures. It can withstand a lot of abuse and high temperatures. Philips HeartStart FRx is the companion at your side when every second counts.
The Philips Heartstart FRx AED is known for its ease of use, durability, and speed. Philips is the only AED company that manufactures a battery pack with an unrivaled life cycle – it has been tested to last over 20 years although the battery has a 4-year life!
The Philips HeartStart FRx is the ideal automated external defibrillator (AED) for laypeople with intuitive defibrillation assistance and CPR guidance.
It is also one of the most durable AED’s on the market, and it is ideal for professional use in demanding situations. The best part? It is backed by an industry-leading 8-year warranty.
The FRx comes equipped with Philips’ patented CPR Help® feature which assists in guiding rescuers through the steps of CPR until medical professionals arrive
Philips HeartStart OnSite AED was designed for the average person in extraordinary situations. It’s ready to act, and it’s practically ready to go. The Automated External Defibrillation (AED) is a technology that delivers a shock to the heart immediately and effectively, allowing anyone with little or no training to deal with the most prevalent cause of suspected sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).
The OnSite automated external defibrillator offers step-by-step voice instructions for pad placement, followed by actual time CPR guidance. Philips HeartStart OnSite defibrillator is the partner by your side when every minute counts. Side by side. Step-by-step.
The Philips AED has been one of the most popular AED brands on the market for years and their support is top. It is a defibrillator with a proven track record of reliability and durability, making it one of the most trusted automated external defibrillators on the market.
Philips HeartStart OnSite AED is engineered for CPR coaching & training during cardiac emergencies. The Philips Heartstart HS-Onsite includes Philips’ patented CPR Help® feature which assists in guiding rescuers through the steps of CPR until medical professionals arrive.
The device weighs in at 3.3 lbs (1/5 kg) and has an IP rating of IP21. The Onsite AED has 2-year electrode life and 4-year battery life. The Onsite AED delivers a constant energy level of 150 Joules.
The Philips Heartstart FRx and the Philips Onsite HS1 AED both share the same Philips HeartStart battery. Philips AEDs and batteries are built to last and offer superior performance for years of reliable service.
Philips offers a full line-up of defibrillator batteries that provide the longest life, widest operating temperature range, deepest discharge capabilities, and other features designed to ensure maximum uptime in any environment or situation.
Almost all AEDs sold in the US must have a prescription for the device but it is not written for a specific individual but instead for the device. The good news is now all new AED’s in the US are sold with the prescription already provided by the manufacturer.
Both the FRx and the Onsite AED are popular with emergency professionals as well as individuals. Philips has created two high-performing AED’s with the professional environment in mind. Philips offers a full warranty on all products, including batteries and accessories.
Philips provides one of the best warranties in the industry for its automated external defibrillators. Both are backed by an industry-leading eight-year warranty covering parts and labor directly.
Each state in the United States has its own state AED laws. This makes the management of AEDs complicated because there are so many different laws. AEDUSA has created a state-by-state AED management guide that will help your business stay compliant with state mandates and avoid fines or other penalties for noncompliance.
AEDUSA provides an easy-to-use web portal, to track device usage over time in order to keep accurate records of when each AED was in use, as well as when each readiness check was performed. In addition, the AED Management portal monitors all expiration dates for all your AED accessories.
Philips automated external defibrillators are both easy to maintain and come with a manufacturer’s warranty that lasts for years, making them an ideal choice for businesses looking to track usage easily.
AEDUSA also offers access to Philips’ online training modules so your employees can learn how to properly use Philips HeartStart devices
Cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in America and around the world. Philips HeartStart AEDs have been saving lives for many years by turning everyday citizens into lifesavers with just a little bit of training. If you are interested, we can help answer any questions about what it takes to become an AED trainer or how much these devices cost. You can also purchase any Philips AED in your shopping cart at any time with AEDUSA. We hope that this article has given insight on why sudden cardiac arrest should be taken seriously and shared information on potential solutions to combat SCA!
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