AED FEATURE COMPARISON

Manufacturer Product Model Reliability Daily self tests of all three critical components Electrodes tested for presence Electrodes tested for functionally Visible battery gauge Daily self tests Weekly partial energy test Monthly full energy test Status indicator Ease of use Buttons to operate Pre-connected electrodes Non side specific electrodes Text Display Additional electrode placement prompts Enhanced CPR prompts Technology Biphasic Technology Energy Range Energy Protocol options First shock efficacy Average number of shocks per patient Average time to successful defibrillation Programmable VF/VT detection rate Asystole Threshold (mV) Noise (artefact) detection during analysis Non committed shock Monitoring during CPR mode operation Optional SVT Therapy Synchronised shock Pacemaker pulse detection Internal memory for ECG data Paediatric capability Paediatric electrodes Operational capability Number of shocks Hours monitoring Warranty AED Battery³
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Cardiac Science Powerheart Powerheart AED G3 PLUS Yes Yes Yes Yes Battery, internal circuitry, software, electrodes for presence and function Yes Yes Visual & audible 1 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Variable Escalating 95 to 351 Joules Yes 100%1 2.3 shocks 55 seconds Yes, 120-240 bpm 0.08 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 60 minutes MRC Yes 290 (7.5 Ah) 20 hours 7 years 4 years

Cu Medical iPad No No No No Battery, internal software

Philips HeartStart / OnSite No Yes Yes No Battery, internal circuitry, software No No Visual & audible 3 Yes No No Yes Yes Fixed 150 Joules No 87%2 6.0 shocks 180 seconds Yes, 160-600 bpm 0.10 Yes Yes No No No Yes 15 minutes Yes 200 (4.2Ah) 4 hours 5 years 1 year

Philips HeartStart FRx No Yes Yes No Battery, internal circuitry, software No No Visual & audible 3 Yes No No Yes Yes Fixed 150 Joules No 87%3 6.0 shocks 180 seconds Yes, 160-600 bpm 0.10 Yes Yes No No No Yes 15 minutes Yes 200 (4.2 Ah) 4 hours 5 years 1 year

Medtronic LifePak CRPlus No No No No None

Zoll AED Plus No Yes No No None

HeartSine Samaritan PAD No No No No No

Unknown Unknown Yes 3 No No No No Yes Fixed 200 Joules No Unknown Unknown Unknown No 0.10 Unknown No No No No No 40 minutes Yes 200 (4.2 Ah) 4 hours 2 None

No No Visual 2 Yes No No Yes No Fixed, escalating 200, 300, 360 Joules Yes 100% No, 120 bpm 0.08 Yes No No No No No 20 minutes Yes 20 (1.5 Ah) 2 hours and 20 mins 5 years 90 days

Yes No Visual & audible 2 Yes No Yes No Yes Fixed, escalating 120, 150, 200 Joules Yes 99% 150 bpm 0.10 Yes No No No No No 20 minutes Yes 300 1.5 hours 5 years 1 year

Weekly self- test No Visual & audible 2 Yes, battery & pads are an integral unit No No No No Fixed escalating 150, 150, 200 Joules No No data No data No data No 0.15 No No No No No No 45 minutes No Single use battery 30 shocks at 200 Joules

5 years 1 year

Bain AC , et el Annals of Emergency Medicine , 2001, 37:5-12 Bardy GH, et al, Circulation, 1996, 94:2507-2514 ³Four year operational replacement guarantee

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