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
“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.
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.