Philips AED

Philips AED

MSRP $2,000

The worldwide leader for AEDs Philips provides AED solutions designed for the full spectrum of responders – from lay people to clinicians. Reliability, ease-of-use, and clinical innovation assure a quality product. Philips currently manufactures and/or supports three AEDs: the popular HeartStart OnSite AED, the rugged HeartStart FRx AED, and the configurable and sought after Heartstart FR3.


AED Features

The worldwide leader for AEDs Philips provides AED solutions designed for the full spectrum of responders – from lay people to clinicians. Reliability, ease-of-use, and clinical innovation assure a quality product. Philips currently manufactures and/or supports three AEDs: the popular HeartStart OnSite AED, the rugged HeartStart FRx AED, and the configurable and sought after Heartstart FR3.

Philips designs defibrillators to be used by inexperienced responders under considerable stress. Our reputation for meticulous human factors testing means a device designed to calm and lead responders; not to get in their way.

Here are some of the design elements that result in an AED that was proven unsurpassed in ease of use in several published studies.1,2,3.

Extensive user testing. During the design process, a HeartStart device’s human factors are tested and refined, using ordinary people put in simulated cardiac arrest situations.

The right voice. Calm, clear voice instructions are designed to help instill the confidence that’s needed when treating a person in cardiac arrest.

Detailed instructions, yet not wordy. Voice instructions should be sufficiently detailed to take an untrained user through a rescue. Yet sentences must be short, and there should be no unnecessary words that do not contribute to understanding.

Instructions paced to your actions. HeartStart defibrillators are able to know where the user is in the response and closely pace instructions accordingly. The HeartStart FRx, FR3 and OnSite (HS1) have pads that can sense when they are first being touched and manipulated. The device will then adjust instructions accordingly to provide instructions appropriate to the user’s progress.

Instructions not followed are re-phrased. When a voice instruction is not performed, the HeartStart AED recognizes it, and stays with the responder to invite them again to perform the step. So we express the instruction using different words that maybe the responder will better understand.

Visual instructions communicate without overloading the senses. Most users rely on the voice instructions. However HeartStart AEDs also provide visual queues that are more graphical and less written. In user tests, respondents were actually able to rely on these graphical queues to perform a rescue in the absence of voice instructions.

Reminder to call for help. We include an instruction to call emergency services, just in case the responder overlooked that critical step.

CPR Coaching. Our FRx and OnSite (HS1) devices offer the inexperienced responder detailed CPR coaching to help them recall their training and to encourage performance of CPR according to current guidelines. Simply press the blue i-button when invited.

Infant/Child Key. Insert the Infant/Child Key to automatically decrease the defibrillation therapy and implement the configured infant/child CPR protocols