Lifepak 500

Lifepak 500 AED

Lifepak 500 AED

The Lifepak 500 Automated External Defibrillator, made by Physio-Control, Inc., is a device used to provide defibrillation shock treatment to those individuals suffering from cardiac arrest. This product is only available when purchased directly from a certified physician or when purchased with a prescription from a certified physician. The Lifepak 500 Automated External Defibrillator is a highly powered device for use specifically according to the instructions and only in cases of emergency to assist a victim of sudden cardiac arrest. This device is only to be used in a safe manner and only for the purpose of saving the life of a person suffering from cardiac arrest.

About the LifePak 500 AED

The Lifepak 500 Automated External Defibrillator is one in a long line of defibrillation devices made by Physio-Control, Inc. Physio-Control, Inc., has an over 50 year history of inventing, producing, and selling defibrillation devices to medical personnel, hospitals, clinics, and many more locations in order to save the lives of people suffering from cardiac arrest. Physio-Control, Inc., prides itself on its innovative and up to the minute technological advances, and is dedicated to saving the lives of cardiac arrest victims. They are a part of the parent company Medtronic, Inc., and share their headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota.



The Lifepak 500 Automated External Defibrillator is actually semi-automated. The device uses the electrodes that are included to monitor the victim’s heart rate and rhythm after they have been attached to the patient as indicated. Once the device has monitored the heart rate and rhythm of the victim, the device will advice the user whether or not a defibrillation shock treatment is required. If a treatment is required, the Lifepak 500 Automated External Defibrillator will inform the user to deliver the shock treatment. Once the treatment has been delivered, the device will then monitor the victim’s heart rate and rhythm again to determine what further treatment is needed.

Lifepak 500 Hard and Soft Case

Lifepak 500 Hard and Soft Case

The Lifepak 500 Automated External Defibrillator can be used on any adult person suffering from cardiac arrest as long as there are no medical issue that would prohibit use of such a machine. There are defibrillation electrodes available for the machine that can be used in the case of a child suffering from sudden cardiac arrest. These electrodes are approved for use on children who are under the age of eight years and who are fifty five pounds or less. This device can save the life of an adult or child when used properly and safely in the event of cardiac arrest. Both the adult and the children’s electrodes are disposable for both safety and sanitation purposes.

What makes the LifePak500 AED so revolutionary?

The Lifepak 500 Automated External Defibrillator is designed to be easy to use in stressful and active situations. The device optimizes the use of flashing lights, voice prompts, messages written on the display screen, and audible tones to assist the user in the appropriate methods of use and the condition on the victim’s heart rate and rhythm. The display screen will show the user the time, the number of shocks delivered, a status report, and a countdown of CPR delivery at all times. All of this allows the user to feel comfortable and knowledgeable when using the device to save the life of a person suffering from cardiac arrest. This is a high stress position for the user to be in, but having the appropriate assistance and knowledge can make all the difference.

Lifepak 500 Training Kit

Lifepak 500 Training Kit

The Lifepak 500 Automated External Defibrillator offers two different modes of monitoring. The first is the ECG Analysis monitoring mode. This allows the user to monitor the heart rate and rhythm of the person who is suffering from cardiac arrest to deduce whether or not a shock is needed for the victim. The Continuous Patient Surveillance System is the second monitoring mode available on the Lifepak 500 Automated External Defibrillator. This monitoring mode will monitor the victim after the defibrillation shock treatment has been delivered in case the victim’s heart rate or rhythm begin to decline and another shock is needed. This ensures that the user will know at any time whether the victim of cardiac arrest needs additional assistance.

There are also two battery options for the Lifepak 500 Automated External Defibrillator. A rechargeable battery is one option. This is a typical lead acid battery which is sealed and requires recharging periodically to ensure that the device is always ready for use at a moment’s notice. The second option is a lithium battery. You can choose either the manganese dioxide version or the sulfur dioxide version, neither of which are rechargeable. Either of these options will work for the Lifepak 500 Automated External Defibrillator and are simply at the discretion of the purchaser.

The Lifepak 500 Automated External Defibrillator performs self tests to ensure that all equipment and systems are working properly and will not be incapable of use in the event of a sudden cardiac event. The device automatically performs these tests once every twenty four hours. This is a wonderful feature of the Lifepak 500 Automated External Defibrillator that will insure that this device is always ready when it is needed to save a life.

Training for the Lifepak 500 Defibrillator

For those wishing to train on the Lifepak 500 Automated External Defibrillator in case of an emergency situation, a training pack is available for purchase. This will insure that no one will be caught unaware when and if the device needs to be used. Also available for purchase with your Lifepak 500 Automated External Defibrillator are carrying cases for those who travel and need to be sure their defibrillation device is always available. Both hard sided cases and soft sided cases are available, depending on user preference. Be aware that the person suffering from cardiac arrest cannot shock him or herself.

Automated external defibrillators are a wonderful product and can be used to save the life of any person suffering from cardiac arrest. These products are to be used following their safety and use guidelines to insure that they are used correctly in the case of an emergency.