Key Link in the Chain of Survival
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External
Defibrillators (AEDs) are key links in the chain of survival of
sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Some cardiac events are treatable
with effective CPR alone. Others require a combination of
effective CPR and the delivery a lifesaving shock by an AED.
Either way, every minute counts. Typically, only about five
percent of SCA victims survive. However, survival rates can
increase up to 74%
If CPR and a shock from an AED are provided within three minutes of collapse. Reducing response time by even one or two minutes from collapse to shock can mean the difference between death and survival.
More than a simple AED, the HeartSine samaritan PAD 450P (SAM 450P) Automated External Defibrillator (AED) with integrated CPR Rate Advisor meets the needs of two key links in the chain of survival. Not only can the semi-automatic SAM 450P deliver a lifesaving shock, it provides real-time visual and verbal feedback to the rescuer on the rate of CPR compressions during an SCA resuscitation — effectively assisting the rescuer to perform CPR
Real-Time CPR Rate Feedback
ICG-based feedback. With its revolutionary technology, HeartSine’s proprietary CPR Rate Advisor detects the rate of CPR being applied via the defibrillator electrodes, without the addition of accelerometers (or pucks) commonly used in other AED solutions.
Easy-to-follow visual and verbal guides. Designed for ease of use, the HeartSine samaritan PAD 450P uses easy-to-understand visual and voice prompts to guide the rescuer through the entire
CPR process, providing specific feedback on the rate of compressions.
Improved CPR fraction. To improve hands-on time for CPR delivery, the HeartSine samaritan PAD 450P continues to remind the rescuer to perform CPR when no CPR is detected.