A Rugged AED For Rugged Environments
There’s no denying Ambulance Services and First Responders work tirelessly to save lives at all hours of the day. They meet patients wherever they are and provide life-saving medical care while transporting them to the hospital. Medical professionals require rugged and reliable equipment to stand against the varying conditions in which responders find themselves. Philips designed an AED designed specifically to keep up with the harsh requirements of emergency healthcare rescue and response.
About the FRx
The Philips HeartStart FRx is not just a reliable piece of equipment; it’s a lifeline in critical situations. Its compact and lightweight design, weighing only three and a half pounds (including pads) makes it an indispensable tool for first responders. With a small, portable footprint, the FRx can be effortlessly carried to any location, ready to be deployed swiftly when every second counts.
One of the more unique features for first responders is the FRx”s “Quick-Shock” capability, which ensures that a shock can be administered within 8 seconds of initiating CPR. This speed makes a world of difference in a life-or-death situation. The 9-volt DC lithium long-life primary cell battery is a testament to the FRx’s endurance, capable of operating for up to four hours or delivering a minimum of 200 shocks, all under the condition of an external temperature of around 77 degrees Fahrenheit.
Simple & Standout Software
The FRx’s “Artifact Detection” capability is a game-changer. It enables ECG analysis in the presence of potential interference from other electronic devices like pacemakers. The FRx can provide accurate readings and assessments regardless of medical obstacles.
Maintaining the FRx is uncomplicated. The device performs daily self-tests to verify its operational readiness, ensuring it’s consistently poised to execute a rescue. Additionally, it assesses the Smart Pads II to confirm that they are prepared to deliver the most effective shock possible. This meticulous attention to readiness can make all the difference in a high-pressure situation.
The versatility of the FRx extends to extreme conditions. Its ability to function at altitudes of up to 15,000 feet positions it as a top choice for aviation rescues. Furthermore, its robust construction, boasting IPX5 Waterjet and IP5X Dustproof ratings, can withstand harsh environments. From temperatures as low as 32 degrees Fahrenheit to as high as 122 degrees Fahrenheit, the FRx proves its mettle.
Regarding pediatric rescues, Philips has studied and built their equipment to respond accurately. The Philips HeartStart FRx Pediatric Key is the right step in pad utility. By attenuating the energy output of the FRx, it ensures it’s suitable for pediatric patients, eliminating the need for separate pediatric pads. This innovative approach streamlines the rescue process and increases efficiency, which can be pivotal in critical situations.
FRx SMART Biphasic Solution
With the SMART biphasic technology, the FRx takes out the guesswork. It automatically analyzes the patient’s condition and determines whether a shock is necessary. This means the device operates precisely, providing shocks only when needed. Supported by a wealth of clinical data, the SMART biphasic external defibrillation therapy of the FRx is backed by more evidence than any other AED on the market, attesting to its effectiveness and reliability.
In the hands of a first responder, the Philips HeartStart FRx is more than just an AED; it’s a beacon of hope, a testament to human ingenuity, and a lifeline for those in need. Its rugged dependability and cutting-edge technology make AEDs a cornerstone in the arsenal of tools for those dedicated to saving lives.
At MME, we want to ensure First Responders everywhere can provide comprehensive healthcare. We work tirelessly with first responders and healthcare organizations to ensure competitive prices with products, like the FRx, that rise above the competition. Click here to see the First-Responder package for the FRx!