The HeartSine company’s defibrillator is an external defibrillator, that is very easy to operate, that uses audio-visual instructions to guide the user in providing defibrillation and the remainder of the resuscitative treatment. The machine uses a unique method of transferring electrical current through a biphasic wave that moves in a straight line. After attaching the electrodes to the patient’s chest, the defibrillator monitors the patient’s heart rate, assesses the rate and determines whether or not the patient needs an electric shock. If it is necessary, the electrical shock is transferred to the heart of the patient through the electrodes.
ON/OFF - turns the machine on and off
Stand clear indicator - A warning to “stand clear” of the patient when determining the heart’s electrical rate and before providing the electrical shock.
Pad placement indicator - marks the location of the electrodes.
Data part - performs connection between the defibrillator an external computer.
Status indicator - A light that indicates that the machine has undergone an automatic inspection and is ready for operation.
Shock button - A lit button for providing electric shock
OK to touch patient indicator - Indicates that now (after having administered a shock) it is permissible to touch the victim.
LCD display - Provides visual instructions to the user
Pad Pak - Storage place for the battery pack and electrodes.
Speaker - Provides auditory signals and rhythmic beeping during resuscitation.
The HeartSine company’s defibrillator provides auditory instructions along with visual instructions for the person providing treatment.
Call for medical help – in addition to providing immediate aid, immediately request professional help – dial 101
Pull the green tab – removal of the electrodes.
Expose the chest of the patient – removal of clothing and if necessary, shaving of the chest
Attach the electrodes – Attachment of the electrodes as is indicated on the electrode.
Heart rate monitor – The machine automatically monitors and accordingly gives instructions.
Provide electric shock – Instruction to administer electric shock while giving instruction not to touch the patient.
Beginning of resuscitation – it is permissible to touch the patient and begin a coronary massage at the rate which the machine indicates by sound.
Stop Resuscitation – The defibrillator intends to begin to monitor the heart rate.
Instructional Video for Installation of the HeartSine Company, the Manufacturer of Defibrillator :
Automatic Defibrillator Medical Characteristics
The sensitivity to ventricular tachycardial heart rate is 96%. The machine recognizes the VT rate in order to provide an electrical shock from a rate of 200 beats per minute.
The machine is able to differentiate between an aberration rate and a real VT rate, and therefore does not administer an unnecessary electrical shock.
The machine can recognize movements of the rib cage when the patient is breathing independently as well as chest movements during massage of the chest. (In these situations a shock will not be administered) 100% safety.
Sensitivity to ventricular fibrillation is 98%, the machine does not administer an electrical shock in the case of fine VF (fine ventricular fibrillation), also according to the AHA an electrical shock is not administered during fine VF.
Between electrical shocks, for a duration of 2 minutes the machine dictates a massage rate accompanied by sound at a rate of 100 massages per minute.
The intensity of the electrical shock is J150 for the first shock, J150 for the second shock and from the third shock and onwards the intensity is J200 (the energy is biphasic), the switch in the intensity of the shock is automatic.
The operation instructions are in accordance with the recent guidelines of the American AHA.
100% specificity, the machine administers an electrical shock when VF is present.
Accessories for the automatic defibrillator
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