In 1967 Physio-Control set out to invent the first mobile defibrillator. In succeeding, Physio-Control also altered the way the entire world treated patients in cardiac arrest. Founded in 1998, HeartSine, a division of Physio-Control, continued the tradition of innovation in cardiac care when it developed its flagship product, the Samaritan PAD (Public Access Defibrillator). Designed for ease of use, the Samaritan PAD is available in more than 30 languages and have been placed in more than 70 countries. Three models of the Samaritan PAD are available on the market – the 350, 360 and 450.
The HeartSine Samaritan PAD 350P and 360P both include CPR coaching in a simple, lightweight defibrillator. Designed for durability and affordability, the SAM 350P is a semi-automatic defibrillator while the SAM 360P is a fully automatic model. The SAM 360P also includes motion detection to ensure the rescuer is not touching the patient while administering the electrical shock. Easy-to-follow visual instructions are augmented by voice commands guiding the rescuer through the entire resuscitation process. The SAM 350P has an on/off button and shock button to allow the user to administer the shock when prompted while the SAM 360P simply has an on/off button for fully automated shock delivery. With a System Status Ready Indicator, both systems perform weekly self-checks to ensure they are ready for deployment when they are needed.
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Defibrillation is a vital part of the resuscitation process during sudden cardiac arrest, but it is not the only part. When applied in conjunction with CPR, defibrillation has a much higher chance of success. The HeartSine Samaritan PAD450P feature not only visual and verbal feedback for shock deployment but also an integrated CPR rate advisor that uses the electrodes to monitor and provide visual and verbal feedback on the rate of applied CPR. In addition to the portability offered in the 350P and 360P models, the SAM 450P features additional light-up display to give the user more information about the rescue process.