Heartstart 3000, battery operated micro-controlled defibrillator, United States, 1993

Made:
1993 in United States
maker:
Laerdal Medical Limited

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Heartstart 3000 automatic defibrillator, as used by the London Ambulance Service, non-working model for display, with carrying case, originally developed in Norway, supplied by Laerdal Medical Ltd, UK, 1993, made in United States, serial no. HS3-9104-033686

A defibrillator provides on-the-spot resuscitation for heart attack victims. It electrically shocks the heart to re-establish a rhythm and greatly increases the chances of survival. The Heartstart 3000 was an automatic defibrillator to be carried by ambulance services. This example was a training aid for the London Ambulance Service to provide rapid response treatment.

Since being introduced in the 1980s, automatic defibrillators are now used by a wider range of emergency personnel. These include paramedics, firemen, coastguards and lifeguards.

Details

Category:
Therapeutics
Object Number:
1993-837
Materials:
electronic components, metal (unknown), plastic (unidentified) and synthetic textile
type:
electrotherapy device
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • electrocardiograph
credit:
Laerdal Medical Limited