The Philips HeartStart XL is a combination manual device with AED (automated external defibrillator) capabilities. The HeartStart XL enables the first caregiver on the scene to deliver lifesaving defibrillation therapy. This is regardless as to whether they are an ALS or BLS clinician. In AED mode, voice prompts and text messages guide BLS users through the defibrillation process. As this is happening, the HeartStart XL Defibrillator continuously monitors and displays the patient’s ECG.
When ALS personnel arrive, the Philips Heart Start XL is easily switched from AED to manual mode, thus allowing operators to access the unit’s advanced therapeutic features such as selectable energy (from 2 to 200 Joules), non-invasive pacing (optional), SpO2 (optional) and synchronized cardioversion. Philips pioneered biphasic therapy in external defibrillators, and today, biphasic Defibrillators are the standard of care.
The Philips HeartStart XL Defibrillator is rugged, lightweight, and easily transported to where ever cardiac care is needed. The Philips HeartStart XL offers advanced and basic life-support clinicians a compact, lightweight, easy-to-use defibrillator / monitor with both Manual and AED capabilities. The Heartstart XL features Philips’ patented SMART Biphasic waveform, ECG monitoring, synchronized cardioversion, and optional non-invasive pacing and SpO2.
A Biphasic waveform is energy delivered in two phases. During the first phase, the electrical current passes through the heart muscle, reverses direction, and then passes through the heart a second time. This efficient transmission of energy requires less current that that delivered by a Monophasic waveform.
Manual Mode Operation is as easy as 1-2-3:
- Select and energy level from 2 to 200 Joules
- Charge the Unit
- Deliver the shock
- The HeartStart XL charges to its’ highest energy level in less than 3 seconds
In AED mode, the Heartstart XL meets the needs of BLS users by offering a range of functions from basic AED to AED with monitoring. BLS clinicians will find these intuitive AED features supported by straight forward voice prompts and displayed text messages.
The Heartstart XL records a patient summary in either mode of operation. Patient Data such as continuous ECG, shocks and alarm violations are stored in the unit’s internal memory. Downloading and reporting data is available by using a data card. The Event Review Pro data management system allows authorized users to edit, store, and print reports.
The HeartStart XL is designed to meet a wide variety of resuscitation and monitoring needs in one lightweight, easy-to-use device.