Lifepak 20

This product is for use in a medical environment when a patient is suffering from any variety of cardiac arrest. The Lifepak 20 defibrillator is capable of assisting medical personnel in saving the lives of cardiac arrest patients through shock therapy as well as instructed CPR efforts. This makes the Lifepak 20 defibrillator a perfect option for those first responding to a person who is experiencing any of the different varieties of cardiac arrest in a medical environment.

Lifepak 20 AED

Lifepak 20 AED

The Lifepak 20 defibrillator is a lifesaving medical device created specifically for use in hospitals by trained medical personnel.

Physio-Control / Medtronic

The Lifepak 20 defibrillator is made by Physio-Control, Inc. Physio-Control, Inc. has been in the business of lifesaving medical technology for over 50 years. Physio-Control, Inc., is a part of Medtronic, Inc., which has its headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. K. William Edmark, the founder of Physio-Control, Inc., discovered the benefit that a small electrical current can make to someone suffering from an abnormal heart rhythm. This discovery directly impacted the medical profession and prompted the invention and marketing of the world’s first defibrillation device. Physio-Control, Inc. has a wonderful and beneficial vision for their company: “We envision a society in which no person dies suddenly as a result of a cardiorespiratory event.”

The Dangers of Cardiac Arrest

Sudden cardiac arrest is a growing concern all over the world. It is a main cause of death in the United States, with over 300,000 deaths every year. According to both the Heart Rhythm Society and the American Heart Association, the most effective treatment for cardiac arrest victims is receiving a defibrillating shock within minutes of the onset of cardiac arrest. The American Heart Association also advises hospitals to train any personnel who may be responding to cases of cardiac arrest on the defibrillation equipment so that they are able to give this treatment to the victim without having to wait for a trained doctor who may be unavailable in these circumstances. This is both recommended and easily accomplished for patients in hospitals that are equipped with the Lifepak 20 defibrillator. Having the Lifepak 20 defibrillator easily accessible and ready for use can save the lives of many patients suffering from cardiac distress.Lifepak 20 Defibrillator

The Lifepak 20 defibrillator also comes equipped with a monitor as a part of the defibrillator itself. This allows both the Lifepak 20 and the attending medical personnel to monitor and evaluate the heart rhythm of a patient suffering from cardiac arrest. This is a very important tool in the life saving process. Knowing the heart rhythm of a patient suffering from cardiac arrest is vital to knowing what procedure to follow to save the patient’s life. The Lifepak 20 defibrillator is designed to offer assistance and semi-automatic shock treatment when being used by a lightly trained user. This allows for the medical personnel who respond first to this event to be able to handle the lifesaving treatment automatically without having to wait for a more experienced team. Once the more experienced team has arrived, the Lifepak 30 defibrillator is able to be adjusted to a manual device so that more patient based and event based series of treatment can be administered to the patient suffering from cardiac arrest. These are both hugely beneficial features of this product and can allow a higher percentage of lives to be saved using the Lifepak 20 defibrillator.

 



 

The Lifepak 20 defibrillator has two options for powering the product. An electrical cord can be plugged into the wall to offer the power to use the Lifepak 20 defibrillator. The other option for power is a lithium ion battery which can be used in case of transporting a patient or when the defibrillator is needed in a location away from an AC power plug, such as if a patient is in a hospital courtyard and suddenly experiences cardiac arrest. The lithium ion battery is rechargeable and easily kept ready for times when it is unexpectedly needed. This can be a comfort to both patients and medical personnel in these circumstances. Carrying cases with or without shoulder straps and accessory pouches are also available for purchase to use with your Lifepak 20 defibrillator. This is a huge benefit when and if your defibrillator may need to be transported to a separate location. For Lifepak defibrillators that will be contained in one area, a docking station is available for attachment to a cart or other device. This allows for contained transportation within a specific area, but allows for other objects and devices to be transported with the Lifepak 20 defibrillator.

physio-control lifepak  20There are many training devices available for use with the Lifepak 20 defibrillator. From patient simulators to training electrodes, there are training devices available to assist hospitals in training their staff to use the Lifepak 20 defibrillator. This makes the training process easier and gives more medical personnel the opportunity to have the knowledge of how to save a life using the Lifepak 20 defibrillator. Training and the knowledge of how to use a defibrillating device is very important to medical professionals and patients in the hospital who may suffer from cardiac arrest. These victims of cardiac arrest will need lifesaving defibrillation treatment within minutes of the trauma beginning. This is a very important requirement in order to save the lives of cardiac arrest victims. The ability to react quickly and administer defibrillation within minutes is the only way to save lives in cases of sudden cardiac arrest.

Because the Lifepak 20 defibrillator has a manual mode and an automatic external defibrillation mode, this device is easily able to be used by both highly trained medical personnel and those who have only had moderate training and do not have a regular need of the device. This allows for patients suffering from cardiac arrest to be given defibrillation treatment no matter which medical personnel is readily available when the event occurs. This means more lives can be saved when the Lifepak 20 defibrillator is put to use in a hospital or clinic environment.