Philips FRx Child / Infant Key
Philips FRx Child / Infant Key
Product Code 989803139311USA
- 1 FRx Child/Infant key
In the event of a cardiac arrest, it is vital to be able to provide the definitive care no matter how old the victim is. That is why having a Child / Infant to hand is essential with your Philips FRx AED to allow you to quickly adapt your rescue that is safe and effective for a child between the ages of 1 and 8 years old.
With other devices, you must purchase additional Paediatric Electrode Pads to provide care to a child suffering a cardiac arrest. With the Philips FRx AED however, once the key is inserted into the AED, your unit will recognize that the patient is a child and automatically adjusts the defibrillation shock so it is suitable for a child’s heart.
- Exclusively for use with the Philips Heartstart FRx AED
- Ensures that the defibrillator modifies the joule output
- Adjusts CPR prompts to those suitable for a child
- Clear images indicate where the electrode pads should be placed on the patient
How to use
Being prepared for a cardiac emergency is vital for all potential rescuers to make sure the vital life-saving care can be delivered no matter who the patient is. Sadly, even children are not immune to cardiac arrest and so by keeping the Philips FRx Child/Infant Key with your device, you can have confidence that you’re able to provide treatment in the event of a cardiac arrest to anyone that might need it.
Once inserted into the AED, the key will not only adjust the level of joules provided in the shock but will convert the CPR prompts which guide the user through the entire process. The unit will coach you to provide the most effective treatment to give the child the best possible chance of survival following a cardiac arrest.
Interested in the Philips FRx Child/Infant Key? If you would like to discuss this product further or have any questions you would like to ask before purchasing, we invite you to call the helpful defibshop team on 888 820 0760 who will happily assist you with any queries you may have.
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- Experienced and knowledgeable staff on-hand to offer impartial advice on all things AEDs
- We have a nationwide training network to deliver training in the use of a defib and CPR
- Not only providing free battery and pad reminders, we also will replace your electrode pads for free if you use your defib in the first two years after purchase
- Over 14 years worth of experience as an AED specialist
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An IP (Ingress Protection) rating classifies the degrees of protection of an electrical item against water and dust. Beginning with IP and followed by two numbers, the first digit is indicative of the item’s resistance to dust and the second is of its resistance to water. Protection against dust is measured from */ 0 up to 6, whereas protection against water is measured from */ 0 up to 8. The protection against these elements increases as the number does, with * / 0 telling us that the item has NO protection against either dust or water.
Why is this important?
The IP rating of a defib will tell you (and us!) whether it is suitable for the environment where it’s most likely to be used; for example, if there is a good chance your defib may be used in an outdoor environment, you will need a unit with a higher IP rating to ensure it can be used regardless the weather or terrain. If you are looking for a defibrillator more suitable for an indoors environment, you can afford to choose one with a lower IP rating, based on the other features that may be more suitable.
When a particular product is “approved” by the FDA, this marks the pass in the premarket approval (or PMA) application of a particular product which has been submitted to the FDA.
To receive approval of a device through a PMA application, the applicant in question must provide reasonable assurance of the device’s safety and effectiveness which is then challenged by the FDA before being approved.
Whilst all AEDs can be used to increase chances of survival and even save a life in the event of a cardiac arrest, FDA approved devices provide that extra piece of mind that the specific unit being used has undergone vigorous and substantial testing to ensure that that particular piece of equipment operates just as it should and provides the most effective care possible.
Many manufacturers perform their own tests on products, but not all defibrillators will undergo the same premarket approval as FDA approved devices and there is no guarantee or stamp of certification if testing has taken place with non-FDA approved products.