Philips HeartStart OnSite | Review
HeartStart OnSite AED has dominated the market of inexpensive and
easy-to-use defibrillators since its launch. The first commercial
defibrillator available without a prescription, the Philips HeartStart
OnSite AED is the smartest choice for anyone looking to increase their
preparedness in their home or office while keeping costs down.
Philips HeartStart OnSite AED has numerous features that set it apart
from competing models. The design and construction of the Philips
HeartStart OnSite are nearly perfect. Both incredibly small in size and
light in weight, the HeartStart OnSite AED weighs only 3.3 pounds. When a
rescue scenario forces you to travel distances to your victim, this
feature of the HeartStart OnSite you'll come to appreciate and praise.
The Philips HeartStart OnSite AED
is also one of the easiest - if not the easiest - defibrillators to
administer therapy with. As we all expect, the HeartStart OnSite AED
features voice prompts, providing clear voice instructions to the
responder that guides users through each and every step of
defibrillation and CPR. Simply pull the HeartStart OnSite's
green handle to activate the AED and the HeartStart OnSite AED will
guide you from start to finish. For an untrained layperson forced to
respond to a situation of sudden cardiac arrest, this simple feature of
the Philips HeartStart OnSite AED could very well be the difference
between life and death.
Philips HeartStart OnSite AED can also determine if a heart rhythm is
shockable. If a shock is indicated, the HeartStart OnSite AED will
direct you to press the Shock button, which conveniently flashes orange.
The OnSite AED will then deliver a low-energy dose of biphasic therapy,
the preferred therapy of rescue personnel that is both gentle to the
heart and highly-effective. If a shock is not needed and CPR is the
recommended therapy, the Philips HeartStart OnSite AED will instruct you
via voice prompts and instructions.
only does the Philips HeartStart OnSite provide the usual instructions
for recommended CPR therapy, the HeartStart OnSite AED even provides
unique information such as frequency and depth compressions and the
administering of breaths to the patient.
is also maintenance of your defibrillator, and, as always, Philips has
you covered. The HeartStart OnSite AED administers self-tests on a
daily, weekly and monthly basis. From checking electrical components,
subsystems, battery life and more, to verifying that the pads cartridge
is properly installed and in working order, the Philips HeartStart
OnSite AED ensures you're ready for situations of sudden cardiac arrest.
and the finest in medical technology also extends to the cartridges
used by the Philips HeartStart OnSite AED. Featuring replaceable SMART
pads cartridges, the cartridges for the HeartStart OnSite AED are some
of the most advance on the market. The two adhesive pads are able to
sense and record when they're removed from the cartridge and placed on
the patient's bare skin, adjusting its voice prompts and commands
Philips HeartStart Onsite AED can also be used on patients of any age.
The HeartStart OnSite AED is able to sense when the infant/child SMART
Pads Cartridge is installed and automatically adjusts the energy level
for infants and children, while also providing unique CPR coaching for
children and infants. You can also prepare for those stressful
situations with your Philips HeartStart OnSite AED by installing the
training pads cartridge. The Philips HeartStart OnSite AED will suspend
all shock therapy while the training pads cartridge is installed, in
addition to walking you through various patient care scenarios.
Philips HeartStart OnSite AED also features Philips' patented Quick
Shock. Taking note of findings from the American Heart Association
Guidelines, which reported "reduction in the interval from compression
to shock delivery by even a few seconds can increase the probability of
shock success," Philips developed their Quick Shock technology that
places the HeartStart OnSite AED as the fastest defibrillator in its
class for delivering a shock after CPR. Seconds may not sound like much,
but we guarantee that in a potential life or death situation, every
passing second will be experienced and a matter of seconds may very well
can be the deciding factor of the survival for a victim of sudden
bottom line, the Philips OnSite AED is a fantastic AED for the home and
office, one that can easily be used by the trained responder and those
with little to no experience whatsoever. The Philips HeartStart OnSite
AED is small, lightweight, features an extensive 8-year warranty and a battery that includes a 4-year warranty, clear and easily understood voice prompts, and more, and all for less than $1,200. If you're in the market for an affordable and reliable defibrillator, the Philips
HeartStart OnSite is an AED you cannot go wrong with.