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The Importance of Automated External Defibrillation
Philips HeartStart FRx Defibrillator
Key to Surviving Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA

For those who get there first

The Philips HeartStart FRx Defibrillator is designed to be easy to use, rugged and reliable for those who get there first. On the scene with law enforcement, on the field with student athletes or on the job with employees, the FRx Defibrillator is the solution for treating Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) from ventricular fibrillation in environments and conditions too demanding for many other defibrillators.

The HeartStart FRx Defibrillator carries innovation in its genes. Building on the successes of the other members of the HeartStart family of defibrillators, the FRx brings innovations to the treatment of SCA.

SMART Technology, only from Philips

At the core of all HeartStart Defibrillators is SMART Biphasic technology. The HeartStart FRx Defibrillator's biphasic waveform delivers a highly effective defibrillation shock that is also gentle to the heart. No other external defibrillation therapy has been supported by more published clinical data.

SMART Analysis, a proven Philips technology for heart rhythm assessment, ensures that FRx Defibrillator only shocks when it should. SMART Analysis automatically assesses the victim's heart rhythm and is designed not to deliver a shock unless the rhythm is determined to be shockable - even if the shock button is pressed. What's more, SMART Pads II enable the FRx to keep pace with the responder by adjusting to their actions.

Designed for real world use

The Philips HeartStart FRx Defibrillator is exceptionally rugged. Designed to surpass rigorous testing requirements, the FRx withstands jetting water, loads up to 500 pounds and a one-meter drop onto concrete.

Built on a platform of proven ease-of-use
The HeartStart FRx Defibrillator was designed to be as easy to use as the HeartStart OnSite Defibrillator and shares many of its features, including CPR Coaching and intuitive icon-driven operation. Although small and lightweight - just 3.5 pounds - the FRx is equipped to guide you through the resuscitation of a SCA victim.

The HeartStart FRx guides you through every step with clear, calm voice commands and descriptive visual icons. The FRx even reminds you to call emergency medical services (EMS).

Pressing the blue i-button activates HeartStart CPR Coaching for assistance with CPR. The flashing icons and the Quick Reference Guide can be used to lead you through the defibrillation steps - even in situations where hearing voice instructions is a challenge.

Once EMS arrives, hand-off is fast and easy because the FRx is compatible with advanced defibrillators like the HeartStart MRx. With HeartStart adapters, our pads can be plugged into devices from other manufacturers to ensure continuity of care.

Providing a complete, reliable solution Reliability backed by Philips

The HeartStart FRx Defibrillator is powered by an easy to install, long-life (four-year) battery, so you know the device is charged and ready. The device's automated daily, weekly and monthly self-tests check the pads readiness, and verify functionality and calibration of circuits and systems. With over 85 tests, the FRx is one of the most comprehensive self-testing devices on the market and is virtually maintenance-free. The blinking green "Ready" light on the defibrillator is your assurance that the device is ready for use.

Philips HeartStart OnSite Defibrillator
Philips HeartStart OnSite DefibrillatorKey to Surviving Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)

Philips, the leader in portable defibrillation technology, designed the HeartStart OnSite Automated External Defibrillator for the ordinary person in the extraordinary moment. Available without a prescription, the OnSite is designed to be the easiest-to-use,and most reliable defibrillator available. Our innovative technology, based on extensive research and user feedback, has produced a defibrillator so easy to use that you can potentially save the life of a co-worker, friend, or anyone else stricken with sudden cardiac arrest.

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 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 OnSite 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 adults, as well as infants and children.

Ready When Needed

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, the OnSite has passed its last self-test and you can be confidentthe HeartStart OnSite is ready for use. If a self-test finds that the defibrillator needs attention, the "Ready" light turns off and the defibrillator "chirps" 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 OnSite Defibrillator is simple. Pulling the green handle activates the defibrillator and 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 OnSite determines if a heart rhythm is shockable:

- If a shock is indicated, the defibrillator directs you to press the flashing orange "Shock" button. Then, HeartStart OnSite 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 indicated, the OnSite 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 OnSite 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 OnSite verbally recounts events from its last clinical use.

Philips, Leading the Way

The HeartStart OnSite Defibrillator is the first defibrillator available for commercial and institutional users without a prescription. As the leader in innovative defibrillation technology, Philips is committed to making defibrillators more widely available so that more lives can be saved. Now with over-the-counter status, Philips is making it easier for companies and organizations to institute early defibrillation programs.

Defibrillators are just one aspect of a well-planned resuscitation program. Philips recommends medical oversight of early defibrillation programs by a physician or other authorized medical practitioner. To support customers' implementation efforts, Philips offers HeartStart Essentials, a suite of comprehensive products and services designed to help you deploy a successful defibrillation program - from planning and medical direction, to training and post-sales support.