Defibrillator Comparison


AED G3 Automatic and Semi-Automatic Defibrillators

Users have a choice between the AED G3 defibrillators. There is an automatic and semi-automatic version available. When appropriate, the automatic AED administers a defibrillating shock. The user has a no shock button to press.  A press of a button, issues a defibrillating shock from the semi-automatic version.

Features

The defibrillators have Rescue Ready technology that daily conducts a self-test on the pads, software, hardware, and battery. Both versions complete a partial high-voltage charge weekly and are fully charged monthly. The proprietary STAR biphasic technology calculates electrical impedance. When necessary, it delivers higher energy level therapy.

Benefits

Both defibrillators are reliable. The Rescue Ready technology is ready for use when needed. The defibrillators are simple in design. Nearly anyone can use the devices. Users have an assurance that the defibrillators are being used correctly.

The AED defibrillator knows when and when not to deliver a shock. Both the automatic and semi-automatic devices have a comprehensive screen that is helpful in chaotic and noisy environments.

Physio Control Lifepak 500

The Lifepak 500 has been a mainstay for thousands of emergency, police, rescue, and fire medical services. The device is still used today. Reasons it remains in demand are its durability and lightweight.

Features

  • Clear access screen messages
  • Voice prompts
  • Lighted button that guides inexperienced users and practiced responders through the rescue operation
  • Different energy level configuration is possible with the Lifepak 500 Defibrillator

Philips HeartStart FRx AED Defibrillator

Those who get to the scene first can rely on the rugged, easy to use Philips HeartStart FRx Defibrillator. The device can be used in conditions and environments that are too demanding for many defibrillators. It is the solution for treating SCA (Sudden Cardiac Arrest) due to ventricular fibrillation.

The HeartStart FRx Defibrillator is built on the success of prior HeartStart defibrillators. It brings innovation to SCA treatment. SMART Biphasic technology is at the core of this device. The biphasic waveform delivers an effective defibrillation shock that is gentle to the heart.

There is more published clinical data about this device than any other external defibrillator therapy. The SMART analysis shocks, only when it should. It automatically assesses the heart rhythm of the victim and will not deliver a shock unless a shockable rhythm is determined, even when the shock button is used.

The SMART technology keeps pace with responders and adjusts to their actions. The Philips HeartStart FRx Defibrillator is designed for utilization in the real world. The exceptionally rugged device is designed to surpass

  • One-meter drop onto concrete
  • Loads of 500 pounds
  • Jetting water

Comparison Chart

Defibrillator

AED G3 Automatic and Semi-Automatic Defibrillators

Physio Lifepak 500

Philips HeartStart FRx AED

Type of Technology

Rescue Ready and STAR

Physio-Control

SMART Biphasic

Shocks Only When Appropriate

Yes

Yes

Easy to Use

Yes

Yes

Yes

Comprehensive Text Screen

Yes

Yes

Yes

Rugged Design

Yes

Yes

Self-checks

Yes

Yes

Best Feature

Choice of Automatic or Semi-Automatic version

Configurable to various energy levels

Can be used under demanding circumstances

Extras

Pads can be plugged into other manufacturers' devices

Virtually maintenance free

Long life battery

Blinking green light indicates device is ready for use.