The specialist biomed engineering team at the Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville, Indiana is using a Rigel UniPulse 400 defibrillator analyzer for the planned maintenance and troubleshooting testing of the 55 defibrillators located around its facilities.
The UniPulse 400 is designed to comprehensively test all defibrillators accurately and efficiently. The lightweight, battery powered, and portable unit is capable of analyzing all monophasic, biphasic, standard, and pulsating waveforms and is also equipped with a special pacer function for comprehensive testing of defibrillator functionality.
Both the U.S. FDA and the Department of Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) in the UK have highlighted the importance of the lifesaving treatment provided by automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) and the need to ensure against unexpected component failure or other technical problems that might affect their reliability.
Brian Pierce, biomed team lead for Midtown Hospital, recognizes the essential role that AEDs play and the critical need for them to perform efficiently and accurately when needed.
“We never know how often or when a defibrillator will be needed, so it is very important that when they are required, they function properly,” Pierce says. “In this respect, the UniPulse 400 has all the common features needed to perform full preventative maintenance on a defibrillator. As well as being lightweight and easily carried around the hospital by our technicians, the crisp color display and simplicity of use means new staff members can quickly learn how to use it.
The Rigel UniPulse 400 incorporates advanced measurement technology, including dedicated fast keys and automatic programs to enable biomed test engineers to select the relevant test function in seconds.
The UniPulse 400 forms part of the comprehensive Rigel Medical range of biomedical testing solutions for healthcare environments.
Featured image: The UniPulse 400 is capable of analyzing all monophasic, biphasic, standard, and pulsating waveforms and is also equipped with a special pacer function for comprehensive testing of defibrillator functionality. (Rigel)