Philips HeartStart OnSite (HS1) Defibrillator

Your Philips HeartStart OnSite Defibrillator package includes all of the following items:

  • HeartStart OnSite AED
  • 1 long life Battery Pack
  • 1 SMART Pads Cartridge
  • FREE Slim Carry Case
  • Instructional CD ROM
  • 5 year Product Warranty

Available without a prescription, the HeartStart OnSite Defibrillator is designed with innovative technology, based on extensive research and user feedback, that has produced a defibrillator so easy to use that 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 victim's side. Using clear, natural voice instructions, the HeartStart OnSite Defibrillator guides you through each step of defibrillation. Designed to not slow you down or leave you behind, it paces and adapts voice instructions to your actions every step of the way. It even reminds you to call emergency medical services (EMS). On-demand CPR Coaching helps the stressed user recall their training.

Ready when needed.

Every meticulously built HeartStart OnSite Defibrillator goes through a 120 point test before it leaves the factory. On the job, the OnSite automatically conducts self-tests every single day, not just weekly. It performs over 80 different tests in all. Even the pads are tested for readiness.

Effective.

The electric medicine delivered by the HeartStart OnSite is the most proven in the industry. Over 40 studies confirm its effectiveness. Philips' high-current/low energy therapy ensures a potent defibrillation dose, while minimizing side effects that are harmful to a fragile heart. So the OnSite can deliver its most powerful therapy from the very first shock.

Philips HeartStart OnSite (HS1) Defibrillator

List Price: $1,504.00

NSSO Member's Price: $1,267.00

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Philips HeartStart FrX Defibrillator

Your Philips HeartStart OnSite Defibrillator package includes all of the following items:

  • HeartSmart Frx Defibrillator
  • 5yr manufacture guarantee
  • Battery with 4-year warranty
  • Smart Pads II Cartridge
  • (1)Owners Manuel
  • Quick Reference Guide

Designed for conditions too demanding for many other AEDs

On the scene with law enforcement, on the field with student athletes or on the job with employees, the Philips HeartStart FRx Defibrillator is designed to be easy to use, rugged and reliable.

Simple to use. Saving a life is stressful. A defibrillator should pull you through, not get in your way. The HeartStart FRx offers on-demand CPR Coaching to help the stressed user recall their training. Calm, clear voice instructions are precisely timed to the responder's actions, guiding the responder every step of the way. At just 3.5 pounds, it is among the smallest and lightest defibrillators.

Simplify the rescue of a child with the Infant/Child key. Unique in the industry, the Infant/child key turns the HeartStart FRx into a pediatric defibrillator, tailoring the voice instructions and therapy to the needs of a child. That means just one pad set works for adults, children, and infants, simplifying a stressful rescue.

Rugged. Designed for real-world use, the HeartStart FRx was built to surpass rigorous testing requirements: jetting water, crushing loads up to 500 pounds and a one-meter drop onto concrete.

Ready when needed. Every HeartStart FRx goes through a 120 point test before it leaves the factory. On the job, the HeartStart FRx automatically conducts self-tests every single day, not just weekly. It performs over 85 different tests in all. Even the pads are tested for readiness.

Effective. The electric medicine delivered by the HeartStart FRx is the world leader in automated external defibrillators (AEDs), with more than 40 studies on its effectiveness. Philips' high-current/low energy therapy ensures a potent defibrillation dose, while at the same time, minimizing side effects that are harmful to a fragile heart. So the HeartStart FRx can deliver its most powerful therapy from the very first shock. There's no need to hold back.

Make the most of CPR. Recent studies have shown that CPR is even more vital to survival than previously realized. Yet its benefits dissipate in seconds. Delivering a shock quickly after chest compressions is critical. The HeartStart FRx's Quick Shock feature delivers therapy in just 8 seconds (typical) after chest compressions. Other devices can take 2 or 3 times that, reducing the likelihood of shock success, and potentially, survival.

Give your early defibrillation program the best chance for success. With HeartStart AED Services, Philips experts can draw on a wealth of experience to help you get your program started on the right foot, with pre-implementation consulting and site assessments. We can help manage your everyday needs, including medical direction from a licensed physician, AED/CPR training, web-based program management, and case management software.

Philips HeartStart FrX Defibrillator

List Price: $1,952.00

NSSO Member's Price: $1,562.00

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Defibrillators and Automatic External Defibrillators

Approximately 300,000 Americans die each year from sudden cardiac arrest. But with timely implementation of CPR and the use of a fairly recent and very important medical tool called the Automatic External Defibrillator, or AED, trained responders may save up to 50,000 of those lives.

The most common cause of sudden cardiac arrest is ventricular fibrillation, a disturbance in the heart rhythm. Ventricular fibrillation cuts off blood supply to the brain and other vital organs. If blood flow is not restored immediately, it may cause permanent brain damage or death. For every minute that treatment is not attempted, the chance of resuscitation drops by almost 10%. According to experts, using an AED within five minutes will greatly increase the victim's chance of survival. It is hoped that AEDs will soon become as readily available as fire extinguishers, with easy access and able to be used by anyone.

AEDs are virtually mistake-proof if you follow the instructions, although it is still recommended that people get proper training by organizations such as The Red Cross or The American Heart Association. Regardless of which brand of AED is used, the only knowledge required to operate it is to press the "ON" button; the computer voice prompts will then guide you through the rest of the procedure. Emergency help should always be called when an AED is used.

How to buy an AED

The majority of AEDs require a prescription to purchase. The FDA approved one AED, the Philips HeartStart Home Defibrillator, for home use in 2004. Since it is available over the counter, you do not need a prescription to buy it. Prescription AEDs are safer and more efficient when used by trained personnel, but in an emergency can be used by almost anyone. All 50 U.S. states have Good Samaritan Laws to protect laypeople when using an AED in an emergency. The average price of an AED ranges from $1200 to $3200, depending on your needs. You can get more information on buying an AED and taking classes on how to use them from The Red Cross or The American Heart Association.

Definitions: Cardiac Arrest or Heart Attack?

According to The American Heart Association, Sudden Cardiac Arrest occurs when the heart fibrillates- a chaotic, abnormal activity of the heart- which causes the heart to quiver in an uncontrollable fashion.

The person loses consciousness very quickly and unless the condition is reversed, death will follow in a matter of minutes.

A Heart Attack, on the other hand, occurs when the blood supply to the part of the heart muscle itself is severely reduced or stopped because of an obstruction in an artery. A heart attack can trigger sudden cardiac arrest, but they are not the same things.

Making this distinction is important, because while both cases are medical emergencies, a person suffering sudden cardiac arrest literally has minutes to live, and responding with an AED within those minutes will mean the difference between life and death.

The chain of survival for sudden cardiac arrest

  • Early Access
    When an emergency is recognized, the first link in the Chain of Survival is early access. This means activating the emergency medical services, or EMS, system by calling 911. (911 does not work in every community. Be sure to check your local directory and know the correct emergency phone number in your community.)
  • CPR
    The second link in the Chain of Survival is to perform CPR until a defibrillator becomes available. It is now recognized that early CPR is essential to resuscitation from cardiac arrest.
  • Early Defibrillation
    The third and most critical link in the Chain of Survival for a victim of ventricular fibrillation is early defibrillation.
  • Early Advanced Life Support
    The last link in the Chain of Survival is early advanced life support. This is provided by experienced medical personnel such as paramedics, nurses, and doctors. Advanced life support includes giving medications and using advanced oxygen delivery techniques to resuscitate a person.
  • AEDs and Children
    If a child's heart is not big enough, an AED could actually damage the heart and prevent resuscitation. If the child is the size of a typical eight-year old, about 55 pounds, then the adult AED protocol is followed. For children over one-year but less than 55 pounds, the pediatric cable is used, which reduces the amount of energy that the AED delivers. An AED should not be used on children younger than one.

Important links relating to AEDs and CPR: