HeartStart OnSite Features & Specs
The Philips HeartStart OnSite AED
Weighing just 3.3 lbs., this small and lightweight defibrillator can be easily carried to the patient’s side. Using clear, natural voice instructions, the OnSite Defibrillator guides you, the first caregiver on the scene, through each step of defibrillation and CPR. Integrated SMART Pads placed on the patient’s bare skin transmit information to the defibrillator, which senses and adapts to your actions every step of the way. HeartStart AED includes proven Philips technologies for heart rhythm assessment (SMART Analysis) and defibrillation energy delivery (SMART Biphasic). And like all HeartStart defibrillators, it can be used to treat infants, children and adults.
Ready When Needed
HeartStart AED is powered by a disposable battery, the same technology used in cameras. Just click the battery in place, and the defibrillator is in standing by, ready for use. Between uses, the defibrillator performs daily, weekly, and monthly self-tests of its electrical components, subsystems, and battery to help ensure continued reliability and readiness. A pads integrity test, which checks daily that the cartridge is properly installed and that the defibrillator pads are in working order, provides an additional level of assurance. As long as the green Ready light on the defibrillator is blinking, you can be certain the HeartStart AED is ready for use. If any part of the defibrillator needs attention, the Ready light turns off and the defibrillator will chirp to alert you. Pressing the flashing blue Information button provides verbal guidance to help you identify and correct the situation.
Easy to Use
Using the HeartStart AED Defibrillator is simple. Pulling the green handle powers-up the defibrillator and activates voice instructions. These instructions are paced to your actions, to help guide you through the entire process, from placing pads on the patient to delivering a defibrillation shock. HeartStart AED determines if a shock is needed, based on its automated assessment of the victim’s heart rhythm:
- If a shock is needed, the defibrillator directs you to press the flashing orange “Shock” button. Then HeartStart AED delivers a dose of low-energy biphasic therapy, a highly effective defibrillation waveform that is also gentle to the heart.
- If a shock is not needed, the HeartStart Defibrillator instructs you to assess the patient and to perform CPR when necessary. While performing CPR, the defibrillator’s voice instructions can be activated to coach you on the frequency and depth of compressions. HeartStart AED also reminds you to call emergency medical services (EMS). And, should EMS need a summary of care, it can be retrieved from the defibrillator’s internal memory. An EMS provider simply presses the “i-button” and HeartStart AED verbally recounts events from its last clinical use.