Philips HeartStart FR3 earns U.S. Army Airworthiness Certification
Philips received an Airworthiness Release (AWR) Certification for its HeartStart FR3 automated external defibrillator (AED) from the U.S. Army.
Wed Jul 10 2013
WHAT: Philips received an Airworthiness Release (AWR) Certification for its HeartStart FR3 automated external defibrillator (AED) from the U.S. Army. The U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL) confirmed the completion of extensive aeromedical testing and evaluation of the FR3, both in the laboratory and aboard a U.S. Army HH-60M helicopter. The certification validates the safety of the aircraft and its subsystems, the aircraft crew, the device itself, and ultimately, the patient.
The HeartStart FR3 joins the IntelliVue MP2 patient monitor and the HeartStart MRx monitor/defibrillator in Philips’ military solution set with this certification recognition.
WHY: Philips’ opportunities with the U.S. military are expanding throughout the military care continuum, which covers point-of-injury on the battlefield through en route medical transport and clinical care. The U.S. military continues to look to Philips, a leader in imaging systems, monitors and defibrillators, to equip each care echelon in the military.
The HeartStart FR3 provides best-in-class advantages to support military personnel. It is small, light and easy to maneuver in tight places.
Recognizing that time-to-therapy matters, the HeartStart FR3 significantly reduces deployment time by eliminating steps to help responders start delivery of the right therapy – CPR or defibrillation – on the patient faster. The FR3 automatically powers on when the Philips HeartStart FR3 Rigid System Case is opened. The device also features easy to access, pre-connected peel and place pads that do not require opening a foil pouch. These unique features help speed therapy delivery. In addition, Philips tools make the forwarding of data from the field to the hospital easy so the hospital can mobilize appropriate resources and the responders can continue to focus on the patient.
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For more information and images of the Philips HeartStart FR3 Defibrillator, visit:www.philips.com/fr3.