Royal Philips Electronics’ line of emergency care and resuscitation solutions supports the newly updated American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines for CPR and emergency cardiovascular care. The Philips products support the updated European Resuscitation Council (ERC) guidelines as well.

The updated guidelines reaffirm many of the recommendations in the 2005 guidelines and emphasize high quality CPR, chest compressions for untrained rescuers, current-based defibrillation, effective CO2 monitoring, and successful post-resuscitation care.

Philips’ emergency care and resuscitation solutions portfolio includes advanced life support defibrillator/monitors, automated external defibrillators, and endovascular and surface-based cooling and warming systems for inducing therapeutic hypothermia.

“Philips technologies were developed with the insight that the science behind resuscitation is constantly evolving and our products need to be flexible in order to make updates and adjustments easily,” said Derek Smith, senior VP and general manager, Therapeutic Care, Philips Healthcare. “We fully support the intent of the guidelines which is in sync with our mission of improving and saving lives.”