Philips HeartStart SMART Pads II, 1-set
Philips HeartStart SMART Pads II, 1-set
Product Code 989803139261USA
- 1 set of FRx Adult electrode pads
Designed for use with the Philips HeartStart FRx AED, the Adult Electrode Pads will ensure your AED is always in a rescue-ready condition and ready to save a life at a moment’s notice.
Having a spare set of electrodes as part of your rescue kit can help remove the pressure of first-time pad placement off the responder and will help ensure your AED is always ready for use.
These electrode pads, for use with the Philips FRx, are kept in a protective, plastic case prior to use to help keep them safe and clean before being used in a rescue. Similarly, to other electrode pads, these are single use only so if they become dirty or damaged during the rescue process another set will be required to perform the life-saving treatment.
- Protective plastic casing helps to keep the electrode pads in a rescue ready condition
- Clear diagrams help the rescuer to place the pads correctly on the patient’s chest prior to treatment
- Pre-connected by design, which can save vital time in an emergency
- 2-year shelf life before they need to be replaced
- Conductive, sticky adhesive ensures that once the electrode pads are placed on the patient, they will stay in one place during treatment
How to use
After connecting the electrodes to the FRx AED, they will be checked as part of the device’s self-checks which are daily, weekly and monthly. This helps to ensure they are always in optimum working condition.
When the pads are required in a rescue, they should be removed from their protective casing before being placed on the patient’s chest as per the instructional diagrams on the reverse side of the pads. Once the pads have been placed successfully, they will begin to analyse the patient’s heart rhythm and relay the data back to the AED. This will help the device evaluate whether a shock is required or not.
If the AED recognises either Ventricular Tachycardia (VT) or Ventricular Fibrillation (VF) treatment will be advised, however, if either of these are not found, treatment will not be advised.
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