AED Singapore - HeartSine® samaritan® PAD 500P Defibrillator
Defibrillation is easy, CPR is the hard part...
samaritan®PAD 500P provides all the advantages of the 300P with the addition of an
Regardless of whether it is a lay person or a
professional rescuer, the AHA/ERC guidelines place a greater emphasis on the importance of CPR and advocate the
prompt initiation of effective bystander CPR to significantly reduce mortality due to out-of-hospital Cardiac
Arrest (CA). HeartSine can now provide a device to support these guidelines by the introduction
ofthe HeartSine samaritan PAD 500P
with CPR Advisor.
HeartSine® samaritan® PAD 500P defibrillator
with CPR Advisor is the most innovative device available to support these guidelines, giving rescuers feedback on the effectiveness of their CPR efforts – in real time – based on cardiac
How It Works
CPR stands for Cardio (heart) Pulmonary (lung) Resuscitation. It is a combination
of compressing the heart to circulate blood to all the vital organs and, at the same time, breathing into the
victim to supply oxygen.
The 500P defibrillator provides the rescuer with
real-time instructions regarding compressions with audible
“Good Compressions” or “Push
Faster” and “Push Slower.” This is also displayed
on the face of the device in order to ensure the rescuer performs the most effective CPR.
An Impedance Cardiogram (ICG) is embedded in the software, which guides the user
in the required force and speed of compressions for the victim. The ICG measures changes in blood volume in the
chest cavity, which determines effective CPR. Because the blood flow is related to how fast the compressions are
applied, as well as how hard, the 500P can guide the user on both force and depth.
After being instructed to “begin
CPR,” an audible beep for the appropriate cadence will help the rescuer
keep time when performing compressions. The objective during CPR using the 500P is to hear “Good
Compressions” and to see green on the CPR indicator.
Effective CPR Is Mission-Critical to the Survivability of the Victim
“In order to maintain high-quality CPR, feedback to rescuers is important. The use
of prompt/feedback devices during CPR will enable immediate feedback to rescuers, and the data stored in rescue
equipment can be used to monitor the quality of CPR performance and provide feedback to professional rescuers
during debriefing sessions.”
ERC Guidelines 2010 – European Resuscitation Council Guidelines for Resuscitation
2010 Section 2. Adult basic life support and use of automated external defibrillators
“Among the most common mistakes made [during CPR] are not giving compressions deep
enough and performing compressions too fast or too slow.”
CPR and AED Review Manual, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Jones and
Bartlett Publishers, 2005
“Many aspects of bystander CPR have been criticised. Many studies of the retention
of knowledge and skills have demonstrated a rapid deterioration over a period of only a few months.”
Friesen L., Scotts N. Retention of basic cardiac life support content: the effect
of two teaching methods. J Nurs Educ 1984;23(5):184-191
Other devices on the market offering feedback on CPR measure the force applied by
compressions on an electro-mechanical device placed on the victim’s chest. These devices will give the feedback
“Good Compressions” if enough
force is being applied to a box placed on the chest. However, they do not take into consideration differing sizes
of patients or differing heart positions, etc.
500P Portable AED Key Differentiators
ICG-based CPR Advisor gives the rescuer feedback on compressions based on actual cardiac output: “Push
Harder,” “Push Faster,” “Push Slower” or reassurance that they are performing “Good
Compact and lightweight, 28–56% smaller than other portable AEDs on the market and weighing only 2.4
Easy to use. Audio and visual prompts guide the user step-by-step through the rescue process. Three large,
easy-to-see icons illuminate: “Attach pads,” “Do not touch the patient,” and “It is safe
to touch the patient” to facilitate the rescue process.