Physio Control Lifepak

Physio Control Lifepak 15

This is an advanced monitor and defibrillator. It allows us to monitor oxygen and end-tidal carbon dioxide (very basically, what’s being breathed in and out): useful to verify an intubation is working. It can monitor invasive or external blood pressure and, via a twelve-lead electrocardiogram, further information about a patient’s heart. The defibrillator gives a therapeutic dose of electricity to the patient’s heart if there’s cardiac arrhythmia, ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation. It carries a printer so the information about patients’ changing state while we treating them can be printed out and inform anyone carrying on their further treatment in hospital. Cost: £22,000