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Defibtech Introduces TSO-Authorized Aviation Battery for Lifeline VIEW AED

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 5:49am
GUILFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Defibtech today introduced the TSO-C142a-authorized aviation battery for the Lifeline™ VIEW automated external defibrillator (AED). Following rigorous testing, the aviation battery passed the aircraft industrys required safety and performance standards. The long-life battery provides for eight hours of continuous operation to monitor and document a patients ECG during a flight, and to provide defibrillation shocks as required.

"By designing products for specific conditions, we work towards ensuring that AEDs are available in as many locations as possible, since sudden cardiac arrest can strike anywhere at any time."

The battery (model DBP-2013) makes the revolutionary Lifeline VIEW AED available to the aviation industry. Weighing less than 3 pounds and having a footprint of 7.3 x 9.5 x 2.3 inches, the defibrillator saves both space and fuel costs. The AED also has passed U.S. military "drop and shock" tests, as well as vigorous vibration tests for ground, helicopter and jet aircraft.

In the air, on land or at sea: Lifeline VIEW redefines what an AED can be

The Lifeline™ VIEW AED provides rescuers in challenging air, sea and land environments with the knowledge and confidence they need to save a victim of sudden cardiac arrest.

The confidence comes from an innovative, exclusive LCD video feature that literally shows rescuers how to perform each step of a sudden cardiac arrest rescue with a defibrillator in real time – in accordance with the latest American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines. The color video is reinforced by loud and clear audio and corresponding text that can be understood in noisy environments. For example, when the VIEWs audio says and text reads, "Place pads on patients chest," the video shows exactly where to place the pads. A study by Defibtech and Harris Interactive found that adding text and video to an AEDs audio instructions dramatically improved a rescuers confidence during an emergency.

"The VIEW is a popular choice, especially by customers who work in challenging environments," said Defibtech CEO Dr. Glenn W. Laub. "In the air, at sea or in a remote location, for example, the AED is the only treatment available for victims of sudden cardiac arrest. EMS isnt coming and theres no hospital nearby."

The aviation battery for the Lifeline VIEW AED expands the utility of Defibtechs family of AEDs, which also includes the Lifeline AED and Lifeline AUTO AED. Defibtech has shipped over 150,000 AEDs to more than 40 countries worldwide. Defibtech AEDs are available in 16 languages, across three product lines.

"Were thrilled to continue to grow our product line in response to the needs of various environments," said Defibtech president Gintaras Vaisnys. "By designing products for specific conditions, we work towards ensuring that AEDs are available in as many locations as possible, since sudden cardiac arrest can strike anywhere at any time."

Lifeline VIEW AED simplifies training and maintenance

The Lifeline VIEW allows rescuers to become comfortable with the AED through embedded help videos that can be used to review the critical steps of a rescue.

"At any time, a potential user can watch the help videos right on the AED screen, to review everything from where to place the pads on the patient, to how to perform CPR," Dr. Laub stated. "This gives people reassurance that during the stress of an actual rescue they will be ready to confidently provide life-saving assistance."

In addition to the help videos, the VIEW has a patented status screen that shows the readiness of defibrillation pads and the AEDs battery, as well as the overall AED operational status. The VIEW AED virtually maintains itself through automated daily self-tests.

AEDs save lives – but still often not available when sudden cardiac arrest occurs

Because AEDs are often not available when sudden cardiac arrest occurs, only about 8 percent of 300,000 victims are saved each year, according to a study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many more can be saved by making AEDs more available. When victims receive defibrillating shocks within the first minute after sudden cardiac arrest, about 90 percent survive, according to the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association. The chances of survival decrease by 7 to 10 percent with each passing minute. After 10 minutes, less than 5 percent of victims survive.

About Defibtech

Defibtech relentlessly pursues one goal: making the best AEDs in the world at affordable prices. Defibtech designs and manufactures defibrillators, which include the Lifeline™ and ReviveR™ families of AEDs. Defibtechs products are sold through its network of distribution partners in the United States and around the world. Defibtech is headquartered in Guilford, Conn. All Defibtech AEDs are manufactured in the United States in state-of-the-art ISO 13485:2003 certified facilities. For more information about Defibtech and its products, visit www.defibtech.com or call +1-203-453-4507.

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