New AEDs offer wireless connectivity for easier device management
Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) can happen to anyone—anywhere. Immediate treatment is vital. A victim’s chance of survival dramatically decreases for every minute without treatment. That’s why public access defibrillators are so important. But AEDs are effective only if they are close at hand and ready to work.
Whether you have one AED, or many, now you can know the readiness status and location of each one. The groundbreaking LIFEPAK CR2 Defibrillator with LIFELINKcentral AED Program Manager is at the heart of a complete AED response system. Everything and everyone involved are connected, reducing unnecessary delays when a SCA occurs.
The LIFELINKcentral AED Program Manager monitors each CR2 connected to a cellular network or Wi-Fi® and alerts you to anything that may affect device readiness— all automatically. Battery not charged? AED not where it’s supposed to be? You’ll receive an alert through the LIFELINKcentral program manager, helping to greatly reduce the effort and expense of managing your AED program, while increasing your program’s readiness and effectiveness.
Wi-Fi connectivity can give emergency responders a complete picture of each SCA event. So even before they arrive, they are better prepared for the patient, knowing details of shocks given, seeing the actual patient’s ECG and more. This continuity of care follows patients to the hospital as well, and carries over for providers connected to the LIFENET® System. After an event, all information can be seamlessly sent via a cellular network or Wi-Fi and integrated into one patient care record report, without having to download event data directly from the AED.
The CR2 is also the only AED that allows chest compressions during ECG rhythm analysis thereby reducing pauses between CPR and defibrillation. In an AED comparison study, the CR2 helped lay responders deliver the highest overall CPR quality.5 If a shockable rhythm is detected, the CR2 delivers shocks with powerful escalating energy, with no judgment call required on the part of the user.
Equipping every attended parking facility with a public access defibrillator
Parking Australia has partnered with Physio-Control to raise awareness of the vital function that defibrillators can perform in protecting the hearts of the community. The partnership has set in place the crucial goal of equipping every attended parking facility with a Public Access Defibrillator in 2017.
As part of the agreement with Physio-Control, Parking Australia members benefit from $100 off their purchase. Additionally, for every defibrillator sold Physio-Control will donate $100 to the Good Will Club. To find out more – click here.