The HeartStart FRx defibrillator provides real-time guidance through simple, step-by-step voice commands, an audible metronome and CPR coaching to help guide the treatment of a suspected sudden cardiac arrest. With easy set-up, clear voice prompts, and rugged design, HeartStart FRx is designed for users trained in Basic Life Support (BLS).
Truncated Exponential Biphasic. Waveform parameters adjusted as a function of each patient’s impedance.
Adult defibrillation peak current: 32A (150J nominal) into a 50 ohm load. Pediatric defibrillation (with optional Infant/Child Key installed): 19A (50J nominal) into a 50 ohm load.
Typically 4 years when stored and maintained according to directions provided in Owner’s Manual. Standby life (after insertion):
Protocol Device follows preconfigured settings. Defibrillation and CPR protocol can be customized using HeartStart Event Review or HeartStart Configure software.
Able to deliver a shock after the end of a CPR interval, typically in eight seconds.
2.4 x 7.1 x 8.9 inches (6 x 18 x 22 cm) H x D x W
With battery and pads case: 3.5 lbs (1.5 kg)
Without battery or pads case: 2.6 lbs (1.2 kg)
*”Shortening the interval between the last compression and the shock even by a few seconds can improve shock success (defibrillation and ROSC)” – American Heart Association. American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. Circulation. 2010;122 (suppl 3): S706-S719.
¹ American Heart Association (n.p.) Part 11: Pediatric Basic Life Support and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Quality. Retrieved on August 5, 2018 from https://eccguidelines.heart.org/wp-content/themes/eccstaging/dompdf-master/pdffiles/part-11-pediatric-basic-life-support-and-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-quality.pdf.
² American Heart Association (n.p.) 2015 Highlights: HCP BLS: Summary of Key Issues and Major Changes. Retrieved on August 5, 2018 from https://eccguidelines.heart.org/index.php/circulation/cpr-ecc-guidelines-2/part-5-adult-basic-life-support-and-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-quality/highlights-introduction/highlights-hcp-bls/.