HeartSine Samaritan PAD 350

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We're now going to look at the HeartSine Samaritan Pad 350. Now, this unit is very lightweight AED. It weighs about 1.1 kilos, so it's much lighter than a lot of our others on the market. It's quite compact. It's much smaller design. Advantages of this unit are that it comes with a case, so on the side of the case here, you've got areas for storing the pads and any spare batteries that you need in the back case. And in the front, is where the main AED unit is housed. It comes with carrying strap. When you buy the unit, it also comes with pads. You can buy extra pads at the time. They do a set where you can buy extra adult pads or pediatric pads come with it as well. The unit itself, to use it, it's very straightforward. You can turn it on with the button on the front, just do it with the "On" button. To remove the pads, you just pull down on the Velcro. From there, you can pull the pad cartridge straight out, don't need the yellow part.

And then, the pads are ready to go straight to the patient. Controls on this unit are the On/Off button, which is the green button. The orange "Shock" button, but also, it's got good visual displays showing when the pads are on and also when to stand clear of the patient, and when you can actually touch the patient. So, as you're running through a simple scenario of helping somebody, it's very easy with both audio and visual commands. It also helps you, as you're going through, which is keeping the pace of CPR going. And the unit itself, it's got two key ways of dealing with adult and child. With the child side, it's delivering a 50 Joule shock. And it'd be 50 Joule, 50 Joule, 50 Joule. With adults, it's running 150 for the first, 150 for the second, and then, 200 for the third. The unit itself has very fast charging time, around about eight seconds when you first put it on.

It's very quick and easy to use. To have a closer look at this unit, you can open it up by just unzipping it from the case. Once you've done that, you can lift the unit out and see quite how small the main AED unit is. From here, you see the controls, the speakers on the front. On the back, this is the battery and also, the cartridge for the pads. You can remove it by just squeezing on the side, once you've done that, that's the battery and the pads. And these last for four years, so it's a good long life for it. When you change them, you just put the pad back in, squeeze the sides, click it into place, and then, the pads are in there and safely. On the back here, you've also got more instructions on how to use it and place the pads. A serial number for the unit is on the back. You'll need this if you're having any problems with the unit. And on the main pads, they'll also have an expiry date in line with any other AED out there. To put it back into the case, just open the case up and zip it back in. Samaritan Pad 350, it's the one of two in their range. The 500, we're going to have a look at in a separate video.