Automatic External Defibrillator - AED Level 2 (VTQ)

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HeartSine Samaritan PAD 500

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2 min 15 sec

Understanding the HeartSine 500 AED

Introduction to HeartSine 500

The HeartSine 500 is a state-of-the-art AED unit, distinguished by its CPR feedback capabilities, aiding both inexperienced and experienced rescuers in providing effective CPR.

CPR Feedback Functionality

  • Pace Guidance: Informs users if CPR compressions are too fast or too slow.
  • Depth Feedback: Advises when to push deeper for more effective CPR.
  • Positive Reinforcement: Provides real-time encouragement for good compressions.

Design and Features

While similar in appearance to the HeartSine 350, the 500 model includes additional visual indicators for enhanced guidance during use.

  • Child Pad Indicator: Icon indicates when to use child pads for patients aged one to eight or over.
  • Shock Button: Similar to the 350 model, ensuring familiarity across HeartSine devices.
  • Pad Placement Confirmation: Verifies correct pad placement on the patient.

Unit Accessibility and Data Management

The HeartSine 500 features easy pad access and data port for efficient data transfer to emergency services or hospitals post-use.

  • Pad Access: Simple click mechanism for quick pad deployment.
  • Data Port: Facilitates the transfer of vital usage data.


The HeartSine 500 AED stands out for its advanced CPR feedback, aiding rescuers in providing effective emergency care, making it a vital asset in life-saving situations.