The Philips Heart Start biphasic AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) can be used on patients of any age, with the use of pediatric or adult defibrillation pads. The Heart Start has an optional training pad cartridge so staff can practice their AED skills and become familiar with the unit. This Philips AED automatically tests all parts, including disposable pads, daily. The Heart Start weighs 3.3 lbs. with battery and pads / 2.4 lbs. without battery and pads.
It is very easy to use the Heart Start Onsite Defibrillator. Pulling the green handle powers-up the defibrillator and activates voice instructions. These instructions are paced to your actions, to help guide you through the entire process, from placing pads on the patient to delivering a defibrillation shock.