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Philips aim to meet today’s challenges in healthcare by creating solutions that deliver better care to more people at lower cost and have developed their HeartStart devices to cover both a range of needs and budgets.
One of Philips' most notable accolades is achieving over-the-counter FDA approval for their HS1 device. Rigorous testing demonstrated untrained responders are equally as successful as trained responders if using the HS1. Anyone trained or untrained can use the device with confidence.
Effective CPR combined with a shock from a defibrillator is the only definitive treatment for someone who has suffered a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). Delivering treatment within 3-5 minutes increases the victim's survival chance from 6% to 74%.
Why do electrode pads need replacing?
Electrode pads have a shelf life of 1-5 years depending on the make and model of your defibrillator.
If used beyond the expiration date, the gel covering the pads are likely to be ineffective in adhering to the skin to analyse the heart and deliver a shock if one is required.
Why does a defibrillator need a replacement battery?
Depending on what make and model your defibrillator is, batteries have a shelf life of 2-7 years.
The battery is responsible for allowing the unit to carry out regular self-tests to ensure your defibrillator remains in working order. Batteries also provide the power needed to deliver a potentially life-saving shock to a person in cardiac arrest.
Whether or not you have purchased your defibrillator or accessories from us previously, we can still remind you when your products are coming up for expiration when you register your expiry dates as part of our FREE Battery and Pad Reminder Service.
To learn more about our range of Philips consumables, get in touch with our friendly & knowledgeable team by calling 0161 776 7422. Alternatively, fill out our Contact Us form and we'll respond to you as soon as possible.