Physio-Control LifePak 7 Defibrillator
The Physio-Control LifePak 7 Defibrillator is a basic monitor-defibrillator with a built-in recorder. Battery or AC power. Meets current ACLS standards. Heart rate alarms BPM heart rate display. Produces up to 360 joules. 3 or 5 lead ECG cable.
Physio-Control LifePak 7 Defibrillator Features
- Basic monitor-defibrillator
- Battery / AC powered
- Produces 5, 10, 20, 30, 50, 100, 200, 300, 360 Joules
- 3-lead cable for ECG input
- I, II, III paddles
The medical technique called Defibrillation used to counter the onset of ventricular fibrillation (VF), a common cause of cardiac arrest and pulseless ventricular tachycardia, which sometimes precedes ventricular fibrillation but can be just as dangerous on its own.
Defibrillation is a technique used in emergency medicine to terminate ventricular fibrillation or pulseless ventricular tachycardia. It uses an electrical shock to reset the electrical state of the heart so that it may beat to a rhythm controlled by its own natural pacemaker cells. It is not effective for asystole (complete cessation of cardiac activity, more commonly known as “flatline”) and pulseless electrical activity (PEA).
The purpose of defibrillation of ventricular arrhythmias is to apply a controlled electrical shock to the heart, which leads to depolarization of the entire electrical conduction system of the heart. When the heart repolarizes, the normal electrical conduction may assert itself, in which case the ventricular arrhythmia is terminated.
However, if not enough energy is used for defibrillation, the heart may not be completely depolarized, in which case the ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation may not be terminated. Also, if the heart itself is not getting enough oxygen or if there is an instability of the electrolytes in the cardiac cells, the ventricular arrhythmia may recur.
For more than 50 years Physio-Control, Inc., maker of renowned LIFEPAK defibrillators, has been developing technologies and designing devices that are legendary among first response professionals, clinical care providers and citizens everywhere. Their defibrillators set the standard upon which an entire industry was built. From the beginning, their product development was customer-driven. It still is.
They develop technologies and design devices according to the unique needs of their customers. Rather than one-size-fits-all solutions, Physio-Control products are designed for you, to work like you work. That’s why their offerings include a full range of services and complementary products that form an emergency response system. Data management software, round-the-clock technical service, training, medical assistance, leasing programs and liability protection all work in partnership to help you perform the most critical task — saving a life. Paramedics, EMTs and firefighters trust their rugged and ultra-portable professional-grade tools. Clinical care providers choose their products to help them optimize patient care and improve operational effectiveness. Governments and employers partner with them to enhance public health and safety through intuitive, accessible, and easy-to-use lifesaving products.
With over 650,000 LIFEPAK external defibrillators in operation worldwide, Physio-Control is the global leader in external defibrillation. Physio-Control currently holds more than 70 percent of the domestic emergency medical services (out-of-hospital) market and nearly 50 percent of the domestic in-hospital market.