The LIFEPAK® 12 Defibrillator/Monitor is a multi-parameter device that combines semi-automated and manual defibrillation with capnography, external pacing, 12-lead electrocardiography and other monitoring functions. Its platform is upgradeable, allowing customers to add new parameters as their needs change and as new features are introduced.
The defibrillator is arguably one of the most important pieces of emergency medical equipment. From monitoring patients in a life-threatening situation to administering electrical stimulation to a person in cardiac arrest, manual defibrillators in the hands of trained professionals save lives. Fortunately, Physio-Control understood this when it designed the LIFEPAK 12 line of defibrillators.
The LIFEPAK® 12 Defibrillator/Monitor successfully combines semi-automated and manual defibrillation with capnography, external pacing, 12-lead electrocardiography and other monitoring capabilities. With available ADAPTIV biphasic technology, LIFEPAK 12 is compact, portable and simple to use. Available standard, pediatric or internal paddles only add to the LIFEPAK 12’s versatility as it adapts to every type of patient experiencing every type of cardiac event. It is also compatible with QUIK-COMBO electrodes turning the LIFEPAK 12 into a pacing device, defibrillator, and ECG machine.
First introduced in 1997, it was first enhanced with ADAPTIV biphasic technology up to 360 joules in 1999. NIBP and CO2 monitoring capabilities were also added that year as the needs of medical personnel demanded it. In 2001, the capability for continuous monitoring for up to 8 hours along with invasive pressure monitoring was added to the LIFEPAK 12. 2004 brought about Bluetooth capabilities that enable the wireless transmission of 12-lead ECGs. In 2007, cprMAX technology reflected the flexibility needed for CPR protocols and STEMI Management technology allowed for the secure transmission of ECG data that allowed hospitals and EMS to link their information systems.
Best of all, the LIFEPAK 12 is fully upgradeable. Upgrading the LIFEPAK 12 is an easy and affordable way to stay abreast of the technology without investing in new equipment every few years. Users can add parameters as their needs change, and new features are introduced making it an investment not only in the necessary technology of today but in the future as well.