Managing Your AED

If your Philips Heartstart OnSite or Heartstart FRx AED is currently using the AHA pre-2005 Guidelines, here is one last chance to get your device upgraded to the current AHA 2005 Guidelines.  Philips Healthcare has extended the window for getting your OnSite or FRx upgraded, but you must submit the Upgrade Request form to Philips by December 31, 2008.  After that date you will no longer be able to get your device upgraded. You can download the form in either .PDF or Excel format.  The cost is $280.00 per AED.  If you have any questions or concerns, please give us a call …

An interesting news story hit the wires recently.  Welch Allyn Inc. and Zoll Medical Corp. announced a comprehensive strategic alliance with regard to research and development, manufacturing, sales and service, and distribution of Welch Allyn’s defibrillation and monitoring devices.  The two companies hope to capitalize on their complimentary strengths in the areas of operations and products by working together across multiple areas. Welch Allyn, a leader in sales of equipment and products for physician office practices, will continue to focus on sales of their AED 10™ to alternate care markets.  Zoll will likely become the manufacturer and exclusive supplier of AED 10 …

You are starting an AED Program, and you have many questions, one of which is, “wouldn’t it be more practical to have a rechargeable battery in my AED?”  Great question!  Let’s see if we can clear up some of the misconceptions about having a rechargeable battery instead of a long-life lithium non-rechargeable battery. The non-rechargeable lithium batteries generally have a useful life of about 4 – 5 years in standby mode.  “Standby mode” is when the AED is rescue ready and the only drain on the battery is from the AED performing its daily, weekly, or monthly self test.  They’re …

     ZOLL’s unique single-piece electrode pads keep getting better and better! Known as their CPR-D padz, they were the first one-piece AED electrode system and came with an unprecedented 4-year shelf life and supported the ZOLL AED Plus‘ CPR feedback feature. Earlier this year ZOLL announced an extended shelf-life of 5-years for their CPR-D padz. Today, they proudly announce other key improvements like: Lower Profile CPR Sensor The new low profile shape of the CPR sensor lends itself to better contour to the victim’s chest resulting in a more even distribution of force and pressure. And…      Added …