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In-hospital first responders equipped with a LIFEPAK 20e defibrillator/monitor can make the lifesaving difference for victims of cardiac arrest. In support of early defibrillation, the American Heart Association recommends first responders be authorized and trained to administer the initial shock, rather than waiting for the arrival of the resuscitation team.
The LIFEPAK 20e defibrillator/monitor is highly intuitive to use and adapts to various patient environments. It skillfully combines an AED function for the infrequent, BLS-trained responder, with manual capability so that ALS-trained clinicians can quickly and easily deliver advanced diagnostic and therapeutic care.
Its two defibrillators in one.
Easy to use for early defibrillation
- The 20e is highly intuitive to use, making it easy for infrequent AED-trained responders to quickly understand and use.
- The closed door reduces the "confusion factor" and ensures basic responders are presented with only the controls they require to facilitate fast and easy operation.
- The proven Shock Advisory System from Physio-Control guides users through 1-2-3 step operation, with loud voice prompts and clear, simple graphics.
- cprMAX technology provides a resuscitation platform that can increase CPR hands-on time and minimize delays between CPR and shock.
Clinically advanced and packed with power
- When the code team arrives, the 20e easily converts to manual mode åÒ with the easy push of a latch the 20e automatically converts to a manual defibrillator.
- For quick and effective clinical decisions, more advanced monitoring parameters such as ECG, external pacing and pulse oximetry are displayed clearly through color-matched waveforms and values.
- MASIMO SET® pulse oximetry offers accurate and stable oxygen saturation monitoring, for quick and effective clinical decisions under conditions of both active movement and low perfusion. (Optional cable required to meet alternate monitoring needs.)
- Lithium-ion battery technology provides extended operating time, making it easy to transport patients from one area of the hospital to another.
You can't always tell how much energy your patients need just by looking at them
Like all LIFEPAK products, the 20e is capable of escalating energy up to 360J for the broadest therapeutic dosage for patients who fail to respond to previous shocks.
For patients who need additional shocks, increasing the dose of subsequent shocks above the first shock has been shown to be a better strategy for terminating VF than simply repeating a failed dose. ADAPTIV biphasic technology automatically adjusts shock duration and voltage, based on the patients impedance level.
Stiell IG, Walker RG, Nesbitt LP, et al. Biphasic Trial: A randomized comparison of fixed lower versus escalating higher energy levels for defibrillation in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Circulation. 2007;115:1511-1517.
Koster RW, Walker RG, Chapman FW. Recurrent ventricular fibrillation during advanced life support care of patients with prehospital cardiac arrest. Resuscitation. 2008;78:252-257.
Walsh SJ, McClelland AJJ, Owen CG, et al. Efficacy of distinct energy delivery protocols comparing two biphasic defibrillators for cardiac arrest. AM J Cardiol. 2004;94:378-380.
Ready when you are to respond to a life-threatening event
- Legacy Over 50 years of providing emergency responders with the tools to save lives history of firsts.
- Reliable We continually analyze, test and validate real-world field data and customer feedback to evolve the product design to meet your hospital's needs so it works like you work.
- Ready Device readiness is easy. Automated daily self-tests, viewable readiness display and a battery gauge provide assurance your device is ready to accompany you to a code or during patient transport within the hospital.
- Easy to Use The simple, intuitive user interface and clear, comprehensive prompts empower trained users to respond quickly with confidence
- Flexible With two display options, the 20e is easy to configure to your patient care protocols, or make changes as recommended by the American Heart Association and European Resuscitation Council