HeartStart Home Defibrillator

HeartStart Home is an easy to use and life saving device designed specifically for use at home by anyone, with no medical training or background required. It is manufactured by Philips, a leader in electronic, appliance, and medical system production. The HeartStart Home Defibrillator has specific audible instructions created to promote calm, accurate, and quick assistance by anyone faced with someone suffering from cardiac arrest. This product was created with a “safety first” approach. It is easy to learn and use the HeartStart Home Defibrillator and safe for both the person suffering from cardiac arrest and the person administering

The HeartStart Defibrillator

The HeartStart Defibrillator

the use of the product. An unnecessary shock is kept from occurring by the monitors on the HeartStart Home Defibrillator. Once the product has monitored the heartbeat of the person in distress, a shock cannot be administered unless one is needed. This makes the product safe even for a household with curious children. As instructed, no one is to touch the victim of cardiac arrest while the product is being used once the HeartStart Home Defibrillator has deemed use necessary. Once the shock has been delivered, precise CPR instructions will be given by the device. HeartStart Home Defibrillator’s audible instructions are begun as soon as the handle is pulled to remove the protective covering. Instructions are then given in a calm and clear voice, which moves at the pace of the user. All instructions are precise and detailed from beginning to end. Once each step has been completed correctly, the tension-soothing voice moves to the next step. The pads used to deliver the defibrillation have picture instructions for correct placement. HeartStart Home Defibrillator monitors the heart rate of the person to whom the pads are applied. As it monitors the heart rate, a caution symbol flashes. Once the HeartStart Home Defibrillator has assessed the heart rate, the user is advised whether the device needs to be used. The HeartStart Home Defibrillator also gives specific instructions for performance of CPR, with audible beats to assist in setting the appropriate rhythm. The HeartStart Home Defibrillator can also be adjusted for use on a child suffering from cardiac arrest. Separate pads can be purchased with a prescription from your doctor for use on infants and children. The HeartStart Home Defibrillator adjusts the charge and the instructions automatically when the pads have been changed.


HeartStart Lithium Battery

HeartStart Lithium Battery

The HeartStart Home Defibrillator performs regular safety and maintenance checks with no assistance from the user, and has audible and visible signs when the device needs maintenance. The device is safe to use on anyone who has had a pacemaker implanted, as long as the pads are not placed directly over the implanted device. The HeartStart Home Defibrillator is also safe to use in the presence of oxygen masks and on people using oxygen devices in their home. The HeartStart Home Defibrillator comes with a user’s manual as well as a training video to assist you in becoming comfortable and ready to use in case of an emergency situation. You can also purchase both adult practice pads and infant/child practice pads to simulate use. Included with your purchase of the HeartStart Home Defibrillator, you will receive a coupon for a discount for CPR training at Medic First Aid, the American Red Cross, or the American Heart Association. Once you have purchased your HeartStart Home Defibrillator, you also have the option of enrolling in their Support Program. This program allows you to receive pertinent information from the FDA and from Philips regarding this product and defibrillation. They will also let you know when knew accessories come out for the product you have purchased, or any other special services that may be offered. Additional 4 year lithium batteries can also be purchased for this product, as well as a larger carrying case to hold extra SMART pads and batteries. A Fast Response Kit is also available for purchase, or can be received free with enrollment in the Support Program. HeartStart Home Defibrillator is recommended for anyone who wants a safer home environment. Sudden cardiac arrest is responsible for almost 250,000 deaths a year, with almost 80% occurring in the home. This device is the only one available without a prescription for this purpose and may be covered by insurance and/or Medicaid if certain conditions (such as pre-heart transplant patients, patients at risk for cardiac distress, and patients with a history of cardiac illness) are met. HeartStart Home Defibrillator Special Conditions: 1. This device cannot be used to treat yourself. a. Most people suffering cardiac arrest are either unconscious or under conditions which will not allow them to be calm enough to administer this assistance to themselves. If a condition exists that causes you to worry, please contact your doctor. 2. Anyone using this device on a person suffering from cardiac arrest may have to perform CPR. a. The HeartStart Home Defibrillator will give specific CPR instructions in a calm voice, with audible beats to help establish the appropriate rhythm. 3. All audible instructions and video materials that come with the HeartStart Home Defibrillator are in English. a. Anyone wishing to inquire about other languages should contact Philips directly via their website.

Accessories included with the HeartStart Home

All included with the HeartStart Home

Included when you purchase the HeartStart Home Defibrillator: • Cartridge containing two Adult SmartPads (children’s pads are only available with a prescription from your doctor) • Lithium battery with lasts 4 years in Standby mode • Training video to assist with learning the appropriate way to use this device • Carrying case in red specifically for transporting this device • 5 year warranty comes with the purchase Philips HeartStart Defibrillators Awards: Philips is a leader in its industry and has been noted in the media and recognized for its innovative defibrillation research and accomplishments. HeartStart Defibrillators have won various awards, which can be found listed on their webpage. Various awards include the Frost and Sullivan New Care Setting of the Year Award, the Medical Design Excellence Award, and the Industrial Design Excellence Award, as well as various awards from magazines such as Popular Science, Today’s Facility Manager Magazine, and Fortune Magazine.