The Philips HeartStart OnSite has dominated the market of inexpensive and easy-to-use AEDs since its launch. The first commercial AED available without a prescription, the Philips HeartStart OnSite is the smartest choice for anyone looking to increase their preparedness in their home or office while keeping costs down.

The Philips OnSite has numerous features that set it apart from competing models. The design and construction are nearly perfect. Both incredibly small in size and light in weight, the Philips HeartStart OnSite weighs only 3.3 pounds. When a rescue forces you to travel a distance with your AED, we guarantee you’ll appreciate the light weight of the Philips HeartStart OnSite.

The Philips HeartStart OnSite is also one of the easiest – if not the easiest – AEDs to administer therapy with. The Philips OnSite features voice prompts that provide clear voice instructions to guide responders through each and every step of both defibrillation and CPR. Simply pull the green handle of the Philips HeartStart OnSite to turn on the AED and you’ll be guided from start to finish. For an untrained layperson forced to respond, this feature alone could very well be the difference between life and death.

The Philips HeartStart OnSite also determines if a heart rhythm is shockable and if it isn’t, it won’t deliver a shock. If a shock is indicated, the Philips HeartStart OnSite directs you to press the ‘Shock’ button, which conveniently flashes orange. The Philips HeartStart OnSite will then deliver a low-energy dose of biphasic therapy, one that is both gentle to the heart and highly-effective. If a shock is not needed and CPR is instead recommended, the Philips HeartStart OnSite will notify you of this and instruct you through the CPR process via voice prompts and instructions.

Not only does the Philips HeartStart OnSite provide the usual instructions for recommended CPR therapy, the Philips OnSite even provides unique information such as frequency and depth compressions and the administering of breaths to the patient.

There is also maintenance of your AED to consider, and, as always, Philips has you covered. The Philips HeartStart OnSite administers self-tests on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. From checking electrical components, subsystems, battery life and more, to verifying that the pads cartridges are properly installed and in working order, the Philips HeartStart OnSite ensures you’ll be ready when needed.

Convenience and the finest in technology also extends to the Philips HeartStart OnSite electrode pads. Featuring replaceable SMART electrode pads cartridges, the electrodes for the Philips HeartStart OnSite are some of the most advance on the market. The two adhesive pads are able to sense and record when they’re removed from the cartridge and placed on the patient’s bare skin, adjusting the voice prompts and commands of the Philips HeartStart OnSite accordingly.

The Philips HeartStart Onsite can also be used on patients of any age. The Philips HeartStart OnSite is able to sense when the infant/child SMART Pads Cartridge is installed and automatically adjusts the energy level for infants and children, while also providing unique CPR coaching for children and infants. You can also prepare for those stressful situations with your Philips OnSite by installing the training pads cartridge. The Philips HeartStart OnSite AED will suspend all shock therapy while the training pads cartridge is installed, in addition to walking you through various patient care scenarios.

The Philips HeartStart OnSite AED also features Philips’ patented Quick Shock. Taking note of findings from the American Heart Association Guidelines, which reported “reduction in the interval from compression to shock delivery by even a few seconds can increase the probability of shock success,” Philips developed their Quick Shock technology that places the Philips OnSite as the fastest AED in its class for delivering a shock after CPR. Seconds may not sound like much, but we guarantee that in a potential life or death situation, every passing second will be experienced and a matter of seconds may very well can be the deciding factor of the survival for a victim of sudden cardiac arrest.

Our bottom line, the Philips HeartStart OnSite is a fantastic AED for the home and office, one that can easily be used by the trained responder and those with little to no experience whatsoever. The Philips OnSite is small, lightweight, features an 8-year warranty and a 4-year battery warranty, clear and easily understood voice prompts, and more. If you’re in the market for an affordable AED that can be used by just about everyone, the Philips HeartStart OnSite is a wise choice.