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HeartSine Technologies Introduces Heart Trac AED Program Management and Medical Oversight

HeartSine® Technologies, Inc. announced today that it has developed a companion program for its Automated External Defibrillator (AED) products, which are designed to help save lives when a sudden cardiac arrest occurs.

 
PRLog - Nov. 12, 2012 - Newtown, PA –– HeartSine® Technologies, Inc., a world leader in personal and public access defibrillators (http://www.heartsine.com/index.php?page_id=559&menu=international), announced today that it has developed a companion program for its Automated External Defibrillator (AED) products, which are designed to help save lives when a sudden cardiac arrest occurs. The new Heart Trac program is a highly affordable and professional AED management program that provides all the tools HeartSine Technologies’ customers need to maintain, track, and service their AED units, helping them manage the associated legal compliance and maintenance issues with confidence. The Heart Trac program incorporates AED program management and medical oversight services in one comprehensive, cost-effective package. The program is based on a comprehensive set of web-based tools, so there’s no software or hardware to buy or install. User records are accessible around the clock from HeartSine’s password-encrypted central data management system.

The Heart Trac program is designed to take the guesswork out of implementing a company’s or organization’s AED program. The program provides support in developing comprehensive Emergency Response Plans and AED protocols, determining the most appropriate locations for AEDs in each facility, and making sure they’re installed properly. An AED Program Specialist reviews the applicable federal, state, and local regulations to ensure the AED program is in compliance, registers the AEDs and their precise locations with the local emergency medical services (EMS) department, and documents them using the forms required in each jurisdiction. All necessary registration forms are completed automatically, sent to the appropriate authorities, and saved to each customer’s online profile with a date stamp for future reference.

Marc Lawrence, senior vice president, HeartSine Technologies, explains, “First-time AED buyers are often confused about the need for medical direction and oversight of their AED programs. The Heart Trac program draws upon our national Medical Director team of licensed, board certified physicians, who can not only write the prescription necessary for each AED purchased but can ensure it’s the right AED for the setting. After an AED purchase, whether a customer has one AED to register or thousands, the Heart Trac program ensures that all the filing, registration, and submission of the required compliance paperwork has been completed properly and the customer has the documentation to back it all up. If an SCA occurs at one of our customers’ facilities and a HeartSine AED is used for treatment, the Medical Director will analyze the data the AED gathered during the cardiac event, closing the loop by reporting on how the AED performed.”

The Heart Trac program is designed to simplify tracking all the information needed to create a comprehensive AED program status report, including installation and maintenance data, equipment locations, date equipment was placed in service, equipment serial numbers, expiration dates for Pad-Pak cartridges and other consumables, scheduled maintenance dates, and cardiac arrest event data. Heart Trac automatically notifies a facility’s AED administrative contact via email about pending expirations of consumable products like Pad-Pak cartridges and the timing of scheduled maintenance. It even allows placing orders for needed replacements right online. The Heart Trac system even helps document the human aspects of a company’s AED program by tracking and reporting on AED/CPR training, testing and certifications.

After an SCA event has occurred in a covered facility, the Heart Trac program provides the information management needs to learn important lessons from the incident. HeartSine AEDs are designed to make it easy to transmit clinical event data from the unit back to HeartSine, allowing the program’s Medical Director to download and review it and file the required regulatory reports. Customers who transmit the data within 72 hours of the event will have their used Pad-Pak cartridges replaced automatically at no charge so the AED can go back into service.

About Sudden Cardiac Arrest

A Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) can occur anywhere to anyone of any age, whether or not they’ve ever shown symptoms. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an SCA event occurs once every 34 seconds. When an SCA happens, an AED can make the difference between life and death. CPR alone will not restart the heart. The American Heart Association recommends defibrillation within three to five minutes for the best outcome. After five minutes and for every minute thereafter, an individual loses 10 percent of his or her brain function due to loss of oxygen.

About HeartSine Technologies

The mission of HeartSine®, a world leader in personal and public access defibrillators, is to advance the deployment of life-saving defibrillation therapy for the treatment of Sudden Cardiac Arrest in non-traditional areas of care. The HeartSine samaritan® PAD (Public Access Defibrillator) is specifically designed to meet all of the demands of public access use. Our entire line of AED products includes clinically advanced SCOPE™ technology that optimizes the administration of life-saving treatment. Our units are IP56 rated for durability and exceptional reliability to meet the unique environmental needs of public use, and they provide a lower total cost of ownership. HeartSine also offers a comprehensive portfolio of AED solutions that include planning, design, implementation and administration, enabling medical oversight, training and management of AED devices through a single point of contact.

HeartSine. It's lifesaving, pure and simple. For more information, please contact info@heartsine.com, call (866) 478-7463, ext. 112, or visit www.heartsine.com.

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