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Biphasic defibrillators

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I have been tasked with the purchase of a biphasic defibrillator for my department. I am looking for some input. What manufacturer do you use? What do you like and why? What don't you like and why?

Thank you for your comments!!

UM Review RN, ASN, RN

Specializes in Utilization Management.

We use the Zoll for monitoring cardiac patients during transfers to tests or different units. It's easy to use and carry.

http://www.zoll.com/

emsboss

Specializes in ICU/CCU/CVICU/ED/HS.

We use the Zoll for monitoring cardiac patients during transfers to tests or different units. It's easy to use and carry.

http://www.zoll.com/

I agree with Angi...we use Zoll on our ambulances...THEY ARE EXCELLENT!!!!!!!

Compact...Light...Easy to operate/read...Wonderfull customer service:) . And, they are biphasic!

We also had the Lifepac series from physio...Very heavy...bulky...But, another excellent machine. The Lifepac 12 is VERY heavy and that is the only one that is biphasic. Hope that helps:stone

rjflyn, ASN, RN

Specializes in Emergency. Has 23 years experience.

We did some research a couple years ago when looking at new defibs for the critical care transport program we were starting at out hospital. At the time with the exception of one or two machines they all were biphasic. Cant recall which ones.

Do remember one company was touting you could use less energy with biphasic and has a study to go with its claims. Course the other said the opposite and has a study to support there claim as well.

First thing to look in to would be does you state have any kind of contract with a company. We ended up going with brand X as they had a state bid that made the price to good to pass up on.

Also see what your hospital is using. You may want something compatable with what they use and if need be you can get replacement pads at the hospital when you transfer care.

Rj:rolleyes:

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