LIFEPAK CR2 Essential Semi-Automatic
The CR2 is designed with high quality for low maintenance, making device management easier than it’s ever been before. Thanks to the embedded WiFi, you’ll be automatically hooked up to the LIFELINKcentral online AED Management which will keep you regularly updated with the current status of your defibrillator as well as notifying you 90/60/30 days before your accessories are due to expire.
Defibrillation is a treatment for life-threatening cardiac dysrhythmias, specifically ventricular fibrillation (VF) and non-perfusing ventricular tachycardia (VT). A defibrillator delivers a dose of electric current (often called a countershock) to the heart. Although not fully understood, this would depolarize a large amount of the heart muscle, ending the dysrhythmia. Subsequently, the body’s natural pacemaker in the sinoatrial node of the heart is able to re-establish normal sinus rhythm.
Defibrillators can be external, transvenous, or implanted (implantable cardioverter-defibrillator), depending on the type of device used or needed. Some external units, known as automated external defibrillators (AEDs), automate the diagnosis of treatable rhythms, meaning that lay responders or bystanders are able to use them successfully with little or no training.
Batteries, pads and electrodes are all consumable parts of any defibrillator and must be replaced over time. When it comes to defibrillation electrode pads, efficacy, patient comfort and ease of use are vital to defibrillation/cardioversion and positive patient outcomes, the EDGE System electrode pads with REDI-PAK lets rescuers receive the best technology available on all counts. The Physio-Control REDI-PAK preconnect system allows electrode pad connection prior to use without breaking the package seal, saves valuable time at patient arrival, allows electrode pads to be pre-connected which eliminates time-consuming electrode pad changes and promotes continuity of patient care. It is recommended to always have a spare pediatric electrode with your AED in case of a second emergency.