HeartStart FRx defibrillator

The Philips HeartStart FRx defibrillator is essential to emergency medical personnel, while being light weight and practical enough to be considered for everyday use. Durable and dependable, Phillips’ HeartStart FRx defibrillator can be relied upon to save lives each and every time it is used. The portable design of the HeartStart FRx defibrillator, paired with the convenience of use, can end up meaning the difference between life and death for someone suffering sudden cardiac arrest.

The reliability of the HeartStart FRx has yet to, and never will, come into question due to each HeartStart FRx machine going through a rigorous one hundred and twenty point inspection before it reaches the market. Some of these tests include water testing, quarter ton weight testing, and high impact concrete collision testing. Furthermore, the HeartStart FRx has a self testing mechanism that assures it’s stability on a daily basis. A variety of routine maintenance is done automatically, including over eighty unique tests designed to make sure the HeartStart FRx is ready to work at the drop of a dime.

The HeartSteart FRx AED Defibrillator

The HeartSteart FRx AED Defibrillator

More amazing than its durability, the HeartStart FRx’s ease of use is second to none. The vital CPR Coaching feature can help guide novice response teams, or help veteran rescue squads alleviate some of the pressure put on them in the midst of saving a life. The HeartStart FRx CPR Coaching feature delivers deliberate, clear, and concise instructions to walk you through the CPR process every step of the way. There are vocal instructions that prepare you for each chest compression and help you time breaths in anticipation of the shock. There is an orange light that is there to advise you of the proper time to shock the patient, as well as lights to signify readiness and caution. In addition to the CPR Coaching voice commands there is a quick reference guide available at the push of a button, to assist you with the CPR process when hearing the vocal coaching might not be feasible. It also serves as visual confirmation that you are heading in the right direction. The HeartStart FRx’s CPR Coaching continues to vocally stress the importance of calling an emergency medical team, which can easily slip your mind in the heat of the moment. The HeartStart FRx makes the transition seamless when the EMS make it to the scene, as it is compatible with many of the other more powerful Defibrillators from Phillips and various other brands. All you need to do is plug in the HeartStart FRx defibrillator into the more powerful machine as you continue to monitor the patient. The Heartstart FRx pad adapters will work in nearly any defibrillator monitor.

One of the major factors that separates HeartStart FRx from many of it’s competitors is the implementation of a Child/Infant Key. Inserting a key into the HeartStart FRx will automatically switch the Defibrillator into Child/Infant mode. The HeartStart FRx will then light up the areas where the SMART pads are to be placed. The electricity that is used per shock reduces drastically from about one third of the normal amount to about 50 Joules. The HeartStart FRx also walks you through CPR instructions designed specifically for children/infants. This setting is recommended for children under fifty five pounds, or under eight years old, and should be used accordingly. This unique feature makes the HeartStart FRx ideal for the childcare industry, schools, or missionary groups abroad.

Other Key Features Of The HeartStart FRx defibrillator

How to use the HeartStart FRx AED Defibrillator

How to use the HeartStart FRx AED Defibrillator

SMART Technology:
The building block for all of Phillips’ HeartStart Defibrillators is SMART Technology. SMART Technology is a Biphasic therapy pioneered by Phillips for use in portable defibrillators. Biphasic therapy is widely considered the top of the line in heart therapy after years of research from many of the leaders in this field of treatment. An elevated level of current is used to get the highest possible effect, while a significantly less amount of energy is used to help prevent dangerous, possibly deadly, side effects that are commonly associated with defibrillation. This also ensures that every shock counts, and you will be able to use it to its fullest potential every time. This can be a very strong step in saving someone’s life, as any unnecessary stress on an already weakened heart can spell disaster for emergency rescue squads. This special SMART technology makes the HeartStart FRx an essential tool for the elderly, as it can protect a fragile heart from undue shock.

SMART Pads II eliminate the unnecessary changing of pads, as SMART Pads II are used for all patients. This saves the precious time wasted changing pads for different patients, and every second can be crucial especially when dealing with children and infant cases. SMART Pads II come already attached to your HeartStart FRx. In addition to the time you save by not having to change pads, you will also save money by not having to buy additional pads for subsequent patients. SMART Pads II are disposable defibrillator pads, and they have a shelf life of at least two years.

SMART Analysis:
SMART Analysis is designed to monitor the pace in which your heart beats. This feature interacts with the SMART Pads II and helps the HeartStart FRx automatically stay in synch with the emergency team. As the name implies, it analyzes these heart beats and determines when the heart is ready for its initial shock. After the initial shock, the SMART Analysis restricts you from shocking the patient until it is established the hearts rhythm is stable enough for a shock.

Electronic Data Transmission:
You can easily transfer data from your HeartStart FRx to your PC or PDA through infared data transmission. The HeartStart FRx keeps detailed records of every incident, and over 10 minutes of EKG data.

The Phillips HeartStart FRx is a powerful stand alone defibrillator, or an excellent companion for existing heart therapy instruments. It’s ease of use, durability, and overall compatibility make it one of the best values on the market.

HeartStart FRx Accessories

HeartStart FRx Accessories

HeartStart FRx Testimonials

““I’ve never had anyone say they don’t understand this. It walks you through from the first step to the last step.” – Sargeant Mike Marren, who leads a force of over 100 police officers for the Bensalem, PA Police Department

“Thank God they had it. I’d have been graveyard dead without it” – David Aaron, a Polk County Florida physical education teacher who was resuscitated by the HeartStart FRx after collapsing during a school function.