Physio-Control (Medtronic) has developed Lifepak 1000 for use by first responders or professionals. The LIFEPAK CRPlus family of AED’s were created for lay users in commercial and public settings.
The LIFEPAK CRplus AED is available in a semi automatic and fully automatic model. With the semi automatic models you assess the person in sudden cardiac arrest, then open the device and apply the electrodes. The device analyses the heart’s rhythm and instructs you to push a button if the heart needs a shock. The fully automatic LIFEPAK CRPlus AED requires just the first two steps, and the device does the rest.