FLORIDA - If you ever encounter someone in sudden cardiac arrest, you’ll want to help. CPR alone is not enough -- early defibrillation is the only effective treatment for sudden cardiac arrest.
The LIFEPAK CR® Plus AED and LIFEPAK EXPRESS® AED were created for lay users in commercial and public settings. For use by the first person at the scene of a cardiac arrest, they are designed for minimally-trained rescuers. The AEDs tell the rescuer exactly what to do, one step at a time, in a simple, clear voice. They are easy to understand and use in a cardiac emergency, when every second counts.
They are built with the same advanced defibrillation technology used by emergency medical services and hospital personnel.
Both AEDs offer the quality and performance preferred by the vast majority of emergency medical teams around the world. Sleek and lightweight, the LIFEPAK CR Plus AED and LIFEPAK EXPRESS AED use the latest ADAPTIV™ biphasic technology and uphold the standard of excellence found in all LIFEPAK products.
The LIFEPAK CR Plus AED is available in a semiautomatic and fully automatic model. The LIFEPAK EXPRESS AED comes in a semiautomatic model only. With the semiautomatic models you assess the person in sudden cardiac arrest, then open the device and apply the electrodes. The device analyzes the heart’s rhythm and tells you to push a button if the heart needs a shock. The fully automatic LIFEPAK CR Plus AED requires just the first two steps, and the device does the rest.
AED Maintenance - Maintaining the Medtronic Physio-Control LIFEPAK CR Plus is very simple. The AED has a CHARGE-PAK (battery) and electrodes that both expire at the same time. Both the battery and the electrode pads have the same expiration dates. This means that you replace both at the same time upon expiration, or after each use. Normal operating life is 2 years.
The LIFEPAK CR Plus is virtually maintenance free and has one date to monitor to replace both the pads and the batteries. If the display window at the top of the device shows “OK”, it is “Rescue Ready”. To avoid power failure and maintain its “Rescue Ready” status, the device has two power sources, a small trickle charge battery and a larger internal battery. The internal battery has the ability to retain a charge for up to another 12 months after the expiration of the trickle charge battery. Please note - this is NOT recommended by Physio-Control. You should always replace batteries and electrode pads before they expire.
AED Self Testing - The LIFEPAK CR Plus performs self check each week and a more detailed diagnostic test every month. This eliminates the need for you to turn the unit on during inspections. The LIFEPAK CR Plus AED has a status indicator that shows the unit is "OK" even if it's stored in a carry case and alarmed AED cabinet.
The CRPlus AED is available in two configurations, “Semi-Automatic” or “Automatic.” In the semi-automatic configuration, once the pads have been applied to the victim’s chest, the AED will analyze the heart rhythm to determine if a shock is needed. If a shockable rhythm is detected, the CR Plus will advise the rescuer to “push the red flashing button” to deliver a shock. If the victim is not in a shockable rythm, you can't shock the victim. The AED only allows you to shock when necessary.
The CRPlus AED in the fully-automatic configuration, once the pads have been applied to the victim’s chest, the AED will analyze the heart rhythm to determine if a shock is needed. If a shockable rhythm is detected, the CR Plus will begin charging, instruct the rescuer to “stand back”, and deliver a shock without rescuer assistance. Both versions of the Lifepak CR Plus are programmed to shock only if one of two rhythms is detected, Ventricular Fibrillation (VFIB) or Ventricular Tachycardia (VTAC).
Both Lifepak CR Plus configurations use an escalating energy protocol of: Shock #1: 200 joules Shock #2: 300 joules Shock #3: 360 joules
This protocol is used by a large number of Medical Professionals and has shown to be more effective in defibrillating patients with higher impedance Furthermore, the CR Plus is equipped with pediatric capability which will automatically reduce the amount of energy by 1/3 when the pediatric pads are connected. Pediatric pads are designed to be used on children under the age of 8 years old or 55lbs and under.
The Lifepak CRPlus has a built in motion detection sensor. This safety mechanism determines if the victim is inadvertently being moved or touched by a live person when a shock is about to be delivered. This will prevent the other person from being shocked as well and avoid another potential risk of a problem.
Warranty - The Medtronic Physio-Control LIFEPAK CR Plus carries an 8 year factory warranty - the best in the business.
ECG Data - The AED stores ECG data for wireless transmission through an infrared IrDA port to a personal computer (PC) which eliminates the need for data cards. User-friendly, PC-based software allows easy download, annotation and review of both ECG and event data.
Recommended Uses - We have placed the Physio-Control LIFEPAK CR Plus AEDs in various business and suggest them for the following schools, churches, manufacturing companies, shipping and transportation companies, medical and dental offices, offices, restaurants, golf courses, tennis clubs, health and fitness clubs, swimming pools and any place where sudden cardiac arrest could occur.
AHA/ERC Guidelines 2005 consistent
Fully automatic configuration for the CRPlus allows user to focus on patient
Clear, calm voice guides user one step at a time
Highly visible readiness indicator
Infant/Child Electrode capability
Lightweight, compact and durable
Compatible with EMS and hospital technology
Soft carry case and extra set of electrodes included with CRPlus
Why do you need an AED program in the workplace? Sudden Cardiac Arrest accounts for 13% of on-the-job fatalities. OSHA has indicated the importance of AEDs and encourages the use of these live saving devices in the workplace.
Liability - Am I safer with or without an AED? Florida is a very litigious state. Attorneys are advertising everywhere and many people view filing lawsuits as hitting the lottery. But not having an AED may put you at greater than owning one. The increasing number of AEDs in public places, coupled with the fact that AEDS dramatically increase cardiac arrest survival rates may establish a standard of care. If the property down the road has an AED program in place to save lives, why doesn’t your property offer the same protection?
Signed into federal law in 2000, the Cardiac Arrest Survival Act (CASA) provides limited immunity from civil liability for those who acquire or use an AED if the state has not otherwise granted immunity for such persons under other statutes.
Is my business or association required to have an AED on property? Ordinances and laws vary by city and state. Coral Gables, Coral Springs, Davie, Plantation, Sunrise and Parkland all have an AED ordinance requiring Automated External Defibrillators (AED) in many businesses. Miami Beach has a similar ordinance pending. These ordinances typically require restaurants, hotels, health clubs, movie theaters and retail stores. Ordinances and laws vary by location and business.
Will my health insurance cover an Automated External Defibrillator or AED? There are some medical conditions that may meet the criteria for medical necessity for an Automated External Defibrillator. If a physician determines that the Automated External Defibrillator is medically necessary, a letter written on the physician’s letterhead may help an insurance carrier or other payer to understand the patient’s situation. Please note - Due to the wide range of health insurance policies and patient conditions, The CPR School cannot guarantee that an insurance company will cover or pay for your AED.
Do you sell AEDs wholesale or retail? The majority of our customers are retail buyers, purchasing 1-6 AEDs at a time. We do however offer discounts to resellers and large volume buyers.
Questions?? - Purchasing an AED is not always an easy task, especially over the internet. That's why we encourage you to talk to someone that has actually used an AED to save lives, not just an order clerk in another state or another country. My name is Keith Murray and I used a Physio-Control LIFEPAK CR Plus AED in the Atlanta Georgia airport to save a travelers life. Read below to learn more about who is giving you life saving advice.
Who do I call to learn more or buy an Automated External Defibrillator - AED? Keith Murray sells and trains people how to use AED's. Keith is a former EMT Firefighter with over 20 years training experience. Keith holds a masters degree from Lebanon Valley College in Pennsylvania and has instructed people of all ages and backgrounds including high school students, college students, professional groups, trade groups and just about any other group you can imagine. Not everyone is a good instructor, and not every instructor has used an AED in real life. Below is a story about how Keith Murray saved a man in the Atlanta Airport with an AED. Trust me – CPR and AED training is the most valuable skill you can learn. The life you save maybe a loved one Click below to read the whole story. http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07340/839484-55.stm?cmpid=neighborhoods.xml
We sell Physio Control AEDs - Automated External Defibrillators anywhere in the USA however most of our customers are based in Florida where they can meet with us face to face or attend one of our training classes. If you live in any of the following Florida counties call 561-762-0500 to order an AED or schedule a CPR AED First Aid class at your location. Alachua, Baker, Bay, Bradford, Brevard, Broward, Calhoun, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Columbia, Dade, De Soto Dixie, Duval, Escambia, Flagler, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Glades, Gulf, Hamilton, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Holmes, Indian, River, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lake, Lee, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Monroe, Nassau, Okaloosa, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, Seminole, Sumter, Suwannee, Taylor, Union, Volusia, Wakulla, Walton, Washington.