GUILFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Defibtech has introduced the TSO-C142a-authorized aviation battery for the Lifeline™ VIEW automated external defibrillator (AED). Following rigorous testing, the aviation battery passed the aircraft industry’s required safety and performance standards. The long-life battery provides for eight hours of continuous operation to monitor and document a patient’s ECG during a flight, and to provide defibrillation shocks as required.
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.
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 VIEW’s audio says and text reads, “Place pads on patient’s 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 AED’s audio instructions dramatically improved a rescuer’s 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 isn’t coming and there’s no hospital nearby.”
The aviation battery for the Lifeline VIEW AED expands the utility of Defibtech’s 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.
“We’re 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 AED’s battery, as well as the overall AED operational status. The VIEW AED virtually maintains itself through automated daily self-tests.