HeartStart FRX AED

Features

  • Built for rugged environments
    On the scene with law enforcement, on the field with student athletes, or on the job with employees, the FRx is the solution for helping treat victims of suspected sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in demanding environments and conditions. Lightweight, rugged, and reliable, it can withstand rough handling, extreme temperatures, dust, or wet environments.
  • Easily used on infants and children
    The HeartStart FRx features a unique Infant/Child Key that allows you to use the same pads for both adults and children. Simply insert the key into the FRx. The defibrillator automatically adjusts the shock strength and adapts to provide pad placement and CPR instructions appropriate for children, according to American Heart Association guidelines—all without the need for different pads.¹
  • Low maintenance to be ready when you need it
    The HeartStart FRx arrives practically ready for rescue. Everything is connected and in place. Just pull the green tab to start the self-test that confirms its readiness for use. Once initiated, the FRx is easy to maintain. It performs a series of automatic self-tests, including daily, weekly, and monthly self-tests to check pad readiness and verify functionality and calibration of circuits and systems, and it can go up to four years between battery replacements.
  • Detailed defibrillation guidance so you know what to do
    The FRx tells you exactly what to do. To deliver a shock, place the pads on bare skin as shown in the placement diagram. The AED determines if a shock is needed and if so, prompts you to press the orange shock button. The voice commands repeat and rephrase if you need additional help. Flashing icons and a reference guide help if you’re in a noisy setting.
  • Complete CPR assistance for BLS-trained rescuers
    If you need help with CPR, the FRx defibrillator gives instructions and audio cues that tell you how to do it. It guides you through the appropriate number, rate, and depth of chest compressions, as well as how to perform rescue breaths, as recommended by the American Heart Association.² If the Infant/Child Key is inserted, the instructions adapt to CPR instructions that are appropriate for an infant or child.¹
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Description

 

HeartStart FRX AED

  • Built for rugged environments
  • Easily used on infants and children
  • Low maintenance to be ready when you need it
  • Detailed defibrillation guidance so you know what to do

Download brochure Incuding Specs

HeartStart FRX AED Brochure

Philips SMART Biphasic therapy

Philips SMART Analysis AED algorithm

HEARTSTART FRx DEFIBRILLATOR Owners Manual

HEARTSTART AED DEFIBRILLATOR Accessories

AED FAQs

  • What is a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA)?

SCA is a sudden and unexpected abnormality of the heart’s electrical system which causes the heart to stop beating normally. When one occurs, blood stops flowing properly and the person collapses. The only way to restore their heart rhythm is by administering a shock immediately. Anyone can deliver the shock using an AED.

  • Is an SCA the same as a heart attack?

No. A heart attack (myocardial infarction) occurs when the heart’s blood supply is reduced or blocked. The heart muscle becomes injured or may start to die. During a heart attack, the victim is conscious. In fact, the victim may complain about symptoms.

An SCA is an electrical problem in the heart which causes the heart to beat in an irregular, inefficient manner. Since the blood can’t circulate to the brain, the victim passes out.

A heart attack victim has a pulse but an SCA victim does not.

You don’t have to remember these distinctions. When the AED instructs you to put the pads on the victim, it will sense the heart rhythm and determine the best steps to take, giving you guidance all along the way.

  • What is defibrillation?

Defibrillation is giving an electric shock to the heart. The shock resets the heart’s electrical system and allows a normal heart rhythm to return.

An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a device that delivers that shock. It analyses the heart rhythm and if necessary, provides instructions on how to deliver it.

  • When should I use an AED?

If a person collapses or loses consciousness, and either doesn’t have a pulse or isn’t breathing properly, you need to intervene. Even if he or she is gasping for breath or having seizures, if the person is unconscious, use the AED.

Don’t worry about diagnosing the victim correctly. The Philips AED will analyse the heart rhythm and tell you to deliver a shock, if and only if the victim needs it. All you need to do is open the AED and follow the clear, calm voice instructions. You’ll be told how put the pads on the victim so the machine can detect the heart rhythm.

  • How do I know how to use an AED?

Philips AEDs are designed to be very simple to use. Once you open the AED, a clear, calm voice walks you through the entire rescue process as you do it—at your own pace. The device can tell what step you’re on and will adjust its instructions accordingly.

The most important thing you need to do is act. If there is an AED nearby, find it and open it. The heart needs to be restored to a normal rhythm within 3 – 5 minutes for the best chance of survival.

  • Can I hurt someone?

No, not if you follow the instructions from the AED. AEDs are designed to help people whose hearts have stopped working effectively. If the AED instructs you to deliver a shock, the person you are helping is already clinically dead. Your actions can only help. You may be able to restore a healthy heart rhythm.

  • What if I do it wrong?

The AED is designed to tell you exactly what you need to do. It keeps pace with what you are doing and adapts its instructions so that it doesn’t overwhelm, run ahead, or slow you down. If necessary, it will repeat the prompts, rephrasing them or adding additional instruction to help you understand.

  • Can I shock myself using an AED?

Not if you follow the instructions. The device will tell you the basic precautions you must take to avoid getting shocked.

  • Why not just wait for professional responders to arrive?

The best chance to survive a sudden cardiac arrest is if the person is shocked within 3 – 5 minutes. Often, emergency responders can’t arrive within that small time frame.

  • Do I need to get training to use an AED?

Philips AEDs are designed so that anyone can use them immediately. However, training is still a good idea. The more familiar you are with the signs of a SCA and the use of the AED, the more likely you are to be calm and helpful in an actual emergency.

  • Do I need to get training to use an AED?

Philips AEDs are designed so that anyone can use them immediately. However, training is still a good idea. The more familiar you are with the signs of a SCA and the use of the AED, the more likely you are to be calm and helpful in an actual emergency.

 

 

 

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