Q: What are the primary functions of LIFEPAK® 15?


A: The device has six primary functions: 


Defibrillation

  • Manual or semi-automatic (AED) defibrillation
  • Leads-off detection for therapy and ECG electrodes
  • Synchronized cardioversion


Noninvasive Pacing 

  • Demand and non-demand modes of operation


Patient Information Capturing

  • Stores both patient and device data at each event 
  • Real-time clock provides time stamps for events 
  • Provides operator review of stored events for printout or transmission
  • Captures up to 360 minutes of continuous ECG data
  • Continuous printing of ECG data 


Patient Signal Monitoring

  • ECG monitoring — displays up to three ECG waveforms simultaneously
  • Pulse oximetry (SpO2) monitoring (continuous numeric and waveform display)
  • Heart rate/pulse rate monitoring (continuous numeric display)
  • Noninvasive blood pressure (NIBP) monitoring (numeric display)
  • Invasive pressure (IP) monitoring (continuous numeric and waveform display)
  • Capnography (CO2 and RR) monitoring (continuous numeric and waveform display)
  • Carboxyhemoglobin (SpCO) monitoring (continuous numeric is displayed when parameter is over alarm threshold) Methemoglobin (SpMet) monitoring (continuous numeric is displayed when parameter is over alarm threshold) 
  • Vital Signs Trend — Vital signs can be displayed graphically for time ranges up to 8 hours
  • ST Trend — 12-lead ECG ST measurements can be displayed graphically for time ranges up to 8 hours
  • Temperature monitoring (numeric display)


12-lead ECG Capture and Analysis

  • Acquires, analyzes, and automatically prints 12-lead data


Alarms and Warnings Management

  • Ventricular fibrillation/ventricular tachycardia monitoring and alarm
  • Places alarm limits on patient monitoring parameters 
  • Automatic alarm limit reset at operator request 
  • Activates or suspends alarms and stores alarm events
  • Silences alarms for up to 15 minutes 
  • Visual indicators and audible tones in alarm conditions


Errors and omission excepted