Heartsine Samaritan 500P AED Defibrillator
There is nothing like the HeartSine Samaritan 500P public access defibrillator with CPR advisor technology. In making a decision as to which Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to purchase, you need to carefully consider the 4 links in the internationally accepted chain of survival otherwise your investment might be an unwise one. These links are:
- Early Access (i.e. someone has to be there to help)
- Early CPR
- Early Defibrillation
- Early Advanced Care (i.e. the victim needs to receive hospitalisation).
Investing in an AED is a great step forward, because it can increase the chance of survival for witnessed Cardiac Arrest from 5% to 85% – when combined with the other links in the chain of survival. But most models on the market will leave you vulnerable on your ability to ensure good CPR. Even AED’s that claim to have CPR feedback technology do not have the ability to determine effectiveness of your compressions – they simply are basing the feedback on how hard you are pushing. Now unfortunately there is a huge difference from individual to individual, in appropriate force and pressure required to perform effective compressions. In the case of Sudden Cardiac Arrest, good CPR is so important to maintain the supply of oxygenated blood to the brain and other organs, as the first shock will not always bring about a return of spontaneous circulation. At this point the rescuer will be instructed to perform CPR. Poor quality compressions will not effectively distribute the blood to these vital organs, and they begin to fail quickly. And about 70% of all CPR is ineffectively performed. The HeartSine Samaritan 500P Defibrillator contains technology that determines electrically through the defibrillation pads, whether your compressions are in fact effective. So not only will voice prompts guide you through the process of defibrillation (like all AED™s), but this device will tell you to Push Harder or whether you are doing Good Compressions -all based on real cardiac output (real blood flow). With the HeartSine Samaritan 500P Defibrillator, you make every second of your rescue efforts count. There are people alive today that have been saved by the 500p…and others who have the comforting knowledge that they did everything they could. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any further questions at all.
The 500P Defibrillator incorporates all of the standard features of the 350P Defibrillator (PAD-350P) *10 Year Warranty (Longest in industry) *Ingress Protection (IP) rating of 56 (this is the highest IP rating of any aed) *The only AED that monitors compressions BY CARDIAC OUTPUT (Blood flow) *Certified for use in aircraft *Approved by Surf Life Saving Australia for use by all affiliated surf life saving clubs and services. New changes to Australian Resuscitation Guidelines recommends the use of prompt devices to improve CPR quality. The 500P is outstanding in this regard as it provides real-time feed-back while the rescuer is performing chest compressions. It instructs the rescuer to push harder or softer, faster or slower, and when compressions are being done correctly it will say good compressions. All of this feedback is based on real time Impedence Cardiography (ICG) measurements. That means it is taking determining clinically whether the rescuer is getting the heart to pump blood around the body. No other AED can do this. This advancement in technology ensures that your chest compressions actually achieve cardiac output, or blood flow. This is so important because your brain consumes 20% of your body’s oxygen even though it only comprises 2% of your body mass). So in a few minutes the brain has exhausted the oxygen supply from the arteries and capillaries around it. Thats why your chest compressions need to be good – to get some more blood to the brain and other vital organs. The Samaritan 500P does not just work on an average force or pressure like other CPR feedback devices. It provides victim specific information to ensure your chest compressions are sufficient to produce vital blood flow to the brain.