From the brand used by 70% of UK ambulances comes the new LIFEPAK CR2 - a new, connected approach to public access defibrillation. Cardiac arrest can happen to anyone anywhere, which is why it’s vital to have access to an easily accessible, working automatic external defibrillator (AED) as quickly as possible.
The LIFEPAK CR2 is WiFi enabled so it can send out updates on its battery status and whereabouts to the LIFENET app. It can also give emergency responders a complete visual report of what’s going on, including details of any shocks given, and a visual representation of the patient’s live ECG. After the event, all of this information can then be integrated into one patient care record report.
The device’s other major life saving innovation is the continuous CPR function. Usually, CPR has to be interrupted for the rescuer to check heart rhythm, which might require a pause of 10 seconds or more. Unfortunately, doing so is known to lower survival rate. The LIFEPAK CR2 is the only defibrillator that analyses heart rhythms during chest compressions, automatically detecting if a shock is needed so the judgement call won’t be on the rescuer.