Sunday, May 28, 2006

DAN News - New Resuscitation Guidelines Will Require Reconfiguring AEDs



DAN News
New Resuscitation Guidelines Will Require Reconfiguring AEDs
Last Updated: 5/9/06 1:52:25 PM

Some automated external defibrillators (AEDs) require updating, according to the American Heart Association/International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation. These changes are needed in order to remain consistent with recent changes to the Emergency Cardiac Care Guidelines.

To update the Philips FR2+ or Philips OnSite AED, which DAN sold between 2002 and 2005, visit the Philips website at the following the link: http://www.medical.philips.com/us/products/resuscitation/2005_Guidelines.html and selecting “Product Reconfiguring Information.”

Before making any changes, you must consult the physician who provides medical oversight for your AED. Most states and provinces require that all AEDs, including those available as over-the-counter models, have physician oversight. Owners of other AEDs should contact the manufacturers for more information.