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June 2014

26Jun 2014

Potential fault with HeartStart MRx Defibrillators

A problem has been identified by the manufacturers of the HeartStart MRx being a risk of delay in delivering CPR.

When the HeartStart MRx is used with the Q-CPR meter in defibrillation mode, the meter
may incorrectly display the ‘Do Not Touch the Patient’ icon. Consequently, the user might not resume chest compressions in a timely manner, which could affect patient outcome.

This problem can occur in AED or manual modes.

If you have any HeartStart MRx Defibrillators within your workplace, you are recommended to identify any affected devices in your possession.