LIFEPAK AEDs are among the most common devices found in emergency rooms across the country. With models designed for use by trained medical professionals as well as fully automated, public use models LIFEPAK AEDs are produced by the first innovators in modern defibrillation, Physio-Control.
In the 1960s, cardiac arrest often meant the use of cumbersome, stationary defibrillation devices to shock the heart back into normal sinus rhythm. While the devices were located in nearly every major city center hospital, they were expensive, difficult to acquire and impossible to obtain for smaller facilities. Physio-Control set out to change emergency medicine by inventing a new product that would allow for portable defibrillation. They succeeded, and in 1967, the first portable defibrillator was created. Since then, the advent of the AED has allowed for lay people to become first responders to sudden cardiac arrest victims around the world.
The LIFEPAK 1000, CR Plus and EXPRESS are easy to use, made from rugged materials and offer simple user interfaces. While the LIFEPAK 1000 is designed for professional responders with cprMAX technology that allows CPR to continue while the AED is charging, the CR Plus and EXPRESS are designed for the layperson. Featuring a simple on/off switch, the CR Plus and EXPRESS are fully automated, delivering a well-timed electrical shock when necessary. To reduce the likelihood of accidental shock of the rescuer, the CR Plus and EXPRESS models feature ClearVoice technology with step-by-step instructions that let responders know when a victim is about to be shocked. Both the CR Plus and Express feature a default range of escalating settings. If the patient does not respond to a 200 Joule shock, the AED will automatically adjust to 300 Joules then the maximum industry standard, 360 Joules.
From manual defibrillators to fully automated AEDs, Physio-Control’s LIFEPAK AEDs represent the original name in life-saving technology.