The following letter from Philips clarifies OnSite pads usage in light of OnSite pediatric defibrillation pads which are currently on shipment hold.
Download a copy of HS1 Pedi Pads Customer Letter
April 11, 2018
To Our Valued Philips Customers:
Thank you for considering Philips HeartStart OnSite for your AED program.
The OnSite pediatric defibrillation pads are currently on shipment hold while we correct verbiage on the outer package. Although we recommend using pediatric pads when treating a young child, doing so is not required and is not mandated by current resuscitation guidelines.
The HeartStart OnSite Owner’s Manual states:
If the patient is under 25 kg (55 pounds) or 8 years old, but you do NOT have an infant/child SMART Pads Cartridge:
• DO NOT DELAY TREATMENT.
• Remove all clothing from the torso, to bare both the chest and the back.
• Apply the OnSite using the adult pads cartridge, but place one pad in the center of the chest between the nipples, and the other in the center of the back (anterior-posterior).
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this shipment hold creates for you. If you have any questions, please contact your local representative.
Stephanie A. Gethmann
Sr. Product Manager
22100 Bothell Everett Highway
Bothell, WA 98021