Philips Medical Systems’ HeartStart XL offers advanced and basic life-support clinicians a compact, lightweight, easy-to-use defibrillator/monitor with both Manual and AED capabilities. HeartStart XL features Philips’ patented SMART Biphasic waveform, ECG monitoring, synchronized cardioversion, and optional noninvasive 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 than that delivered by a monophasic waveform.
Manual Mode operation is as easy as 1-2-3:
1 – Select an energy level from 2 to 200 Joules.
2 – Charge the unit.
3 – Deliver the shock.
The HeartStart XL charges to its highest energy level in less than 3 seconds. ALS providers can also perform synchronized cardioversion and deliver non-invasive pacing therapy.
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 straightforward 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.
- SMART Biphasic waveform for defibrillation therapy
- ECG monitoring through pads and separate monitoring electrodes
- Alarms on HR limits and shockable rhythms
- Synchronized cardioversion
- Manual and AED operation
- Built-in 50 mm strip chart printer
- Bright Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) display for viewing waveforms and messages
- Internally stored event summary which may be printed
- Voice prompts in AED mode
- Adjustable ECG size
- Adjustable volume
- Setup mode, automatic self-tests and error handling
- Integrated AC power