UPDATED: October 11, 2007
Following is the current list of upgrade status on the most common AEDs and monitors. This information is as accurate as possible as of the date of posting. Please contact us via https://www.cardiacsupply.com with questions, upgrade assistance, or for information regarding AEDs or cardiac monitors not listed here.
The following devices are upgradeable to the 2005 AHA Guidelines at present.
– Cardiac Science G3
– Cardiac Science G3 Plus
– Cardiac Science G3 Pro
– Cardiac Science Powerheart
– HeartSine Samaritan AED
– Medtronic LIFEPAK 500 (Biphasic only)
– Medtronic LIFEPAK CR Plus
– Medtronic LIFEPAK CR Express
– Medtronic LIFEPAK CR Plus Trainer
– Philips MRx
– Philips FR2/FR2+ (***)
– Philips HeartStart XL
– Philips HeartStart XLT (***)
– Philips FR (***)
– Philips Forerunner (***)
– Philips OnSite (***)
– Philips Home (***)
– Philips HeartStart FRx (***)
– Zoll AED Plus
– Zoll M Series (**)
– Zoll AED Pro
– Defibtech Lifeline, ReviveR
– Defibtech Lifeline Trainer
– HeartSine Samaritan PAD AED
– Philips HeartStart Trainer 2
– Welch Allyn AED 10 (s/n > 2600)
– Welch Allyn AED 20
– Welch Allyn AED 10 Trainer
– Zoll AED Plus Trainer
The following units are not upgradeable.
– Any monophasic device
– Cardiac Science FirstSave
– Cardiac Science SurvivalLink
– Cardiac Science Full Size Trainer
– HeartSine Samaritan AED Trainer
– HeartSine Samaritan PAD AED Trainer
– Medtronic LIFEPAK 500 Trainer
– Philips HeartStart OnSite Trainer
– Welch Allyn AED 10 (s/n < 2600)
– Zoll 1600, 1800
Certain cardiac monitors require hardware updates from the manufacturer before updates are possible.
– LIFEPAK 12 (Requires biphasic upgrade (if not configured already), 4 MB RAM)
(**) M-series units with software revisions greater than 20.00 and boot loader revisions greater than 6.7 (6.6 for units without NiBP). Zoll has scheduled release of software for older units for later in the year.
(***) These Philips units may not be upgraded to fully comply with the guidelines. FR2/FR2+ version 1.6 can be upgraded to be fully compliant; versions 1.5 and lower can be configured to mostly comply with Guidelines 2005 via a Training and Administration Pack. They can be configured for 1 shock and 2 minutes of CPR. However, there is one non-compliant instruction advising you to check the patient for circulation prior to CPR after a no-shock decision. The FRx can comply with Guidelines with the exception of default CPR coaching. The Home and OnSite units must be returned to Philips for upgrading.