For more than 50 years Physio-Control, Inc., maker of renowned LIFEPAK® defibrillators, has been developing technologies and designing devices that are legendary among first response professionals, clinical care providers and citizens everywhere. Our defibrillators set the standard upon which an entire industry was built. From the beginning, our product development was customer-driven. It still is.
We develop technologies and design devices according to the unique needs of our customers. Rather than one-size-fits-all solutions, Physio-Control products are designed for you, to work like you work. That's why our offerings include a full range of services and complementary products that form an emergency response system. Data management software, round-the-clock technical service, training, medical assistance, leasing programs and liability protection all work in partnership to help you perform the most critical task — saving a life. Paramedics, EMTs and firefighters trust our rugged and ultra-portable professional-grade tools. Clinical care providers choose our products to help them optimize patient care and improve operational effectiveness. Governments and employers partner with us to enhance public health and safety through intuitive, accessible, and easy-to-use lifesaving products.
With over 650,000 LIFEPAK® external defibrillators in operation worldwide, Physio-Control is the global leader in external defibrillation. Physio-Control currently holds more than 70 percent of the domestic emergency medical services (out-of-hospital) market and nearly 50 percent of the domestic in-hospital market.
|LIFEPAK users now able to connect directly to the ePCR application of their choice for improved patient care and operational efficiency (Oct 24, 2013)|
|Physio-Control, a leading provider of emergency medical response technologies worldwide, today announced availability of the TrueCPR™ coaching device, a key part of Physio-Control’s cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) solution, designed to improve manual CPR performance. (May 14, 2013)|
|Agency implements Physio-Control solutions to help improve EMS readiness during large-scale events. (Jan 28, 2013)|
|As the leader in disseminating the best knowledge in emergency medical services (EMS) practice, the Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS), with support from Physio-Control, Inc., today announces the top 10 innovators in EMS who drove the profession forward in 2011. (Mar 1, 2012)|
|Physio-Control, Inc. announces new solutions for the LIFEPAK® 15 monitor/defibrillator designed to help hospital, as well as pre-hospital, teams provide more effective patient care. (May 2, 2011)|
|Partners launch the RhinoChill® IntraNasal Cooling System, a non-invasive, portable system for transnasally cooling the head and lowering the body’s core temperature, in Europe. (Feb 11, 2011)|
|Physio-Control, Inc. has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market LIFENET System 5.0, the latest version of Physio-Control’s web-based data network, for EMS and hospital care teams, within the United States. (Nov 15, 2010)|
The LUCAS Chest Compression System is designed to deliver uninterrupted compressions at a consistent rate and depth to facilitate ROSC (return of spontaneous circulation). It delivers automated compressions from first response in the field to ambulance transport and throughout the hospital. LUCAS facilitates consistent blood flow from the moment it is turned on, helping to improve a patient’s chance for a successful outcome. With LUCAS, defibrillation can occur during ongoing compressions that can prime the heart for a successful shock. Also continuous compressions help maintain coronary perfusion pressure needed to facilitate ROSC.
You now have the choice between an air driven and battery powered LUCAS device. The original LUCAS 1, is a pnuematically-driven device and requires no electrical supply for operation. It is powered by compressed air from a portable compressed air cylinder or wall outlet. LUCAS 2 runs off of Lithium-ion Polymer battery technology, which has a long shelf life and requires no test-cycle maintenance. Both devices are equally easy to use and are designed to deliver uninterrupted compressions at a consistent rate and depth to facilitate ROSC.
Improving Operations in the Field
For the clinically progressive agency
The LIFEPAK® 12 Defibrillator/Monitor is a multi-parameter device that combines semi-automated and manual defibrillation with capnography, external pacing, 12-lead electrocardiography and other monitoring functions. Its platform is upgradeable, allowing customers to add new parameters as their needs change and as new features are introduced.
The LIFEPAK® 15 monitor/defibrillator is the new standard in emergency care for ALS teams who want the most clinically innovative, operationally innovative and LIFEPAK TOUGH device available today. The 15 integrates Masimo Rainbow SET technology that monitors SpO2, Carbon Monoxide and Methemoglobin, includes a metronome to guide CPR compressions and ventilations and provides an option to escalate energy to 360J. An entirely new platform, the 15 is powered by Lithium-ion battery technology, incorporates the SunVue display screen for viewability in bright sunlight, and data connectivity to easily and securely collect and send patient information. Similar form factor and user interface with the LIFEPAK 12 defibrillator/monitor will ease transition and training costs.
All claims valid as of May 2011.