You have purchased a HeartSine samaratin PAD 350P - an innovative AED that provides audio-visual CPR coaching.
Let's look at how to use one in a life-saving situation. The samaritan PAD should be used on victims of cardiac arrest who are unconscious, not breathing, and have no pulse.
Check for a response by shaking the victim by the shoulders and talking loudly to the victim. If the patient is unresponsive, immediately call for medical assistance and get the samaritan PAD as quickly as possible. Press the green on/off button to turn on the samaritan PAD. Depending on the Pad-Pak currently installed, you will hear either an adult patient or a child patient prompt.
If the patient is a child between 1 and 8 years of age, you should ensure a pink Pediatric-Pak is installed. If a pink pediatric pack is not available, you may use the gray adult Pad-Pak instead.
Call for medical assistance.
Remove patient's clothing to expose bare skin.
Pull green tab to remove pads.
Peel pads from liner.
Apply pads to patient's bare chest as shown in picture.
Press pads firmly to patient's skin. "
The samaritan PAD automatically assess's a patient's heart rhythm: "Assessing heart rhythm, do not touch the patient"
And recommends whether or not shock should be delivered. "Shock advised. Stand clear of patient. Press the orange shock button now. Shock delivered."
When performing CPR, it's important to apply effective chest compressions for each 2 minute cycle as directed. The SAM 350P will prompt you to begin CPR. "Begin CPR. It is safe to touch the patient."
The SAM 350P will tell you how and where to place your hands and instruct you to keep in turn with the metronome. "Place overlapping hands in middle of chest. Press directly down on the chest in time with metronome. Remain calm."
In addition to staying in time with the metronome, your chest compression should have a depth of at least 5 cm or 2" and not greater than 6 cm or 2.4" for adults and children greater than 8 years in age.
The combination of chest compressions and defibrillation is the best treatment you can provide until medical professionals arrive on the scene. Once you have completed two minutes of chest compressions, the SAM 350P will prompt you to stop chest compressions: "Stop CPR" and again assess the patient's heart rhythm: "Assessing heart rhythm. Do not touch the patient." Sometimes, no shock is needed in a life-saving situation. "No shock advised." The samaratin will tell you in that instance, or advise you to continue to perform CPR.
After using the samaraitin PAD, slide a new Pad-Pak into the unit and store it as usual. Remember to follow your local battery disposal guidelines.
Once a week, check that the green light is flashing so that you know the unit is ready in case of emergency. The samaratin PAD stores up to 90 minutes of ECG information after use. Use the SaverEvo software which can be downloaded from the HeartSine website, and use the custom USB data cable to download the event data for a physician, who may want the information from the device to help make informed treatment decisions.
After using the samaratin PAD during a sudden cardiac arrest, submit the SaverEvo file and a completed customer event form to HeartSine. HeartSine will send you a free replacement Pad-Pak. After downloading the event data, please erase the data from memory. If you need assistance to do this, contact HeartSine technical service.
When a HeartSine samaratin PAD is used to save a victim of sudden cardiac arrest, the survivor is eligible to participate in the forward hearts program, which provides a donation to an organization of the survivor's choice. Contact HeartSine for details.
With a unit nearby, you are always prepared to respond in the event of someone going into sudden cardiac arrest. HeartSine: life saving, pure and simple.
Learn how to operate your HeartSine Samaratin PAD 350P by watching this video.