Philips HeartStart XL

HeartStart XL AED Defibrillator

HeartStart XL AED Defibrillator

The HeartStart XL Defibrillator and heart monitor is an excellent multi-purpose tool for any emergency medical response team. Weighing in at slightly less than fourteen pounds, the HeartStart XL is excellent for easy and quick transportation. Whether in the field for the military, or in a hospital in your city, Philips’ HeartStart XL has a proven track record of saving lives. Built for durability, and fitting on many standard sized hospital stretchers, the HeartStart XL Defibrillator/Monitor was designed specifically to be mobile. This makes it priceless when immediate response is required.

The HeartStart XL may be one of the easiest defibrillators to use on the market. It comes with, what Philips has described as, “1-2-3 Operation”. This makes the Philips HeartStart XL an ideal tool for emergency rescue personnel of all levels of experience. Using multi-purpose defibrillator pads, the HeartStart XL defibrillator is ready for use almost immediately after turning the machine on. The process has been hailed as true “1-2-3 Operation” by it’s supporters due to their only being three steps involved from completely off to entirely functional. The first step being to twist the knob on and select the energy in which you will be operating. The second step being pressing one of the two charge buttons on the machine. The final step is hitting the shock button. Simple enough. Even at it’s highest setting, 200 Joules, the HeartStart XL AED charges in a lighting fast three seconds. This is an invaluable asset to rescue teams, hospital personnel, or anyone who may potentially need to respond to a life threatening situation in the blink of an eye.



In addition to being a defibrillator, the HeartStart XL AED Defibrillator/Monitor has a tremendous amount of features to assist emergency medical personnel in establishing cardiac stability. Using Philips’ innovative SMART Biphasic Waveform for defibrillation, the HeartStart XL is able to send an appropriate shock determined by each patients physical requirement. The HeartStart XL has this ability due to the SMART Biphasic waveforms containing a impedance compensation mechanism. This is revolutionary in travel ready Automatic External Defibrillators(or AEDs), but comes standard on the HeartStart XL. In addition to it being an AED, it also has a manual setting for the more experienced rescue squad. While in automatic mode, the HeartStart XL walks you through the process via use of vocal commands. For those times when it is harder to hear the vocal commands, there are also a series of text prompts that will assist you int he process. The Philips HeartStart XL also comes equipped with pre-set energy levels so you do not have to worry about wasting time setting these parameters.

HeartStart Pads

HeartStart Pads

HeartStart XL Features

Universal Defibrillator Pads/Paddles:
The Philips’ HeartStart XL comes standard with universal, standard use, defibrillator pads. These pads are effective in both adults and children, and require no additional setup or configuration to switch between patients. These pads are easy to apply, and assist not only in defibrillation but also assist with monitoring the patients ECG and pace of the heart. The HeartStart XL, in additional to the defibrillator pads, has an optional set of Philips’ Internal Defibrillation Paddles that you can use instead of the defibrillator pads. These reusable paddles are designed using nothing but the best materials, and are built to stand the strenuous rigors of constant sterilization and the harsh cleansing methods required to keep them sanitary.

ECG Level Evaluation:
The HeartStart XL is a revolutionary machine, and one of the more impressive features of this model is the ability to extensively monitor the patients Electrocardiography(or ECG/EKG). The importance of having this feature built into the machine can’t be measured in mere words, but what it can be measured in is time. Having an internal ECG monitor will save those few seconds vital to resuscitating a patient, and in some cases, even saving the patient’s life. Electrocardiography levels can be taken either by using the defibrillator pads, or the Internal Defibrillation Paddles allowing for maximum monitoring capabilities regardless of the setup.

Comprehensive Event Data Storage:
The HeartStart XL allows rescue teams to keep a detailed log of all events, as well as in depth monitoring of the patients vitals. In addition to recording the ECG, it also keeps note of any substantial change in heart rate. The HeartStart XL AED can store up to 50 separate waveforms, and up to 300 distinct events. This data can be printed with the push of a button, or it can be transferred for better analysis by using a Type II PCMCIA card.

Service/Support:
With a number of different services packages to choose from, Philips makes sure that your HeartStart XL will be operating up to the Philips standard for years to come. In addition to the warranty, you can count on the world renowned Philips customer service team to carefully coach you through any issue that might arise.

defibrillator HeartStream

defibrillator HeartStream

Testimonials:
“What we’ve also experienced are financial gains. Having recently replaced our aging AEDs with new, state-of-the-art biphasic models from Philips, we’re able to maintain a high level of defibrillation coverage for considerably less cost to the institution. That’s a win-win.” – Sandra Sawyer-Silva: Nurse Manager of the Intensive Care Unit, and Chairwoman of the CPR Review Committee for Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island

“It was time to replace our equipment, and with the introduction of the SMART biphasic HeartStart XLs, there was no better time to undertake this hospital-wide effort. We are very pleased with our decision. We have already had numerous comments from staff regarding its ease of use, as well as comments about fewer problems with skin burn and other post-shock conditions,” – Dr. David Cooke: Associate Director of Cardiology for Lutheran General Hospital in Parkridge, Illinois

The Philips’ HeartStart XL is definitely a piece of equipment worthy of being added to the arsenal of any competent emergency response team. Combining durability, reliability, maneuverability, and state of the art technology the HeartStart XL is definitely leading the pack in the external AED field. There is no wonder why even a few of it’s competitors have adapted some of the innovative features the Philips HeartStart XL has brought to the field.