Defibtech received FDA clearance for its Lifeline AUTO automatic external defibrillator (AED). The device was developed to allow just about anyone to rescue a person undergoing cardiac arrest.
It provides voice prompts to the first responder as to what to do, and once the pads are positioned and the “auto” button is pressed, the device analyzes the electrical signal and shocks the patient only when it’s safe and appropriate. The Lifeline AUTO is available with a battery enough to keep it ready for seven years with a reserve of 300 shocks.
Features from the product page:
Clear Voice Prompts
Saving lives, while rewarding, can be stressful. A calm voice leads the user through the rescue, clearly and concisely stating each instruction, one step at a time. Brightly lit progress lights provide clear visual text guidance to reinforce voice instructions.
Long Life Battery
Two long life batteries are available: a 5 year battery that will deliver 125 shocks or work continuously for 8 hours or a 7 year battery, unique in the industry, which will deliver 300 shocks or work continuously for 16 hours.
Designed for the Real-World
Lightweight, fully integrated design with no lids or moving parts that would confuse or delay a rescue; a roomy handle big enough even for gloved hands, and rubberized surfaces to ensure a sure grip in an emergency.
Active Status Indicator
The actively illuminated status indicator shows unit readiness, to ensure that the unit is ready to perform anytime, everytime.
“Locate the AED!” Time is of the essence in a rescue. The highly visible yellow color makes the unit easy to locate and deploy
Rugged and Durable
Extremely durable; manufactured to withstand dust and water ingress; tested to military standards for shock and vibration; jet aircraft and helicopter tested
Easy to Upgrade
As protocols change over time, your unit can be upgraded in the field simply by inserting a data card.
Easy to Record and Transfer Data
Data from the unit is recorded and easily retrieved from the device using a data card.
Safe and Effective Life Saving Technology
The Lifeline AUTO uses biphasic technology, a clinically proven waveform and algorithm to deliver shocks and save lives. This is one of the most widely used impedance compensated waveforms which has extensive clinical experience-and success-in thousands of defibrillators around the world. Evaluation in hundreds of publications has demonstrated this technology to be the safest and most effective when it comes to saving lives.
Product page: Lifeline AUTO…
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