The 1000 features Physio-Control’s exclusive cprMAX technology, which gives you the flexibility to choose CPR settings that best accommodate your patient and CPR protocol requirements. The pre-shock CPR option allows adjustment of the CPR interval prior to the first shock, making the 1000 the only device that minimizes pre-shock pauses by allowing providers to continue compressions while the AED charges. Recently published clinical data shows a relationship between increased compression fraction and survival to hospital discharge, and the 2010 AHA Guidelines place a strong emphasis on high-quality CPR. With the LIFEPAK 1000, you have more control over the CPR you provide in lifesaving settings than ever before. Built for the harshest environments, the LIFEPAK 1000 is the toughest, most durable AED from Physio-Control. The device itself withstands rigorous drop-testing from any angle, and is enclosed in a highly protective case with bumpers. In addition, the 1000 has received an IP55 rating, the highest available AED rating signifying protection from external elements. Like every LIFEPAK defibrillator from Physio-Control, the 1000 can escalate energy up to 360J. Studies show that for difficult-to-defibrillate patients, repeating 200J shocks yields significantly lower VF termination rates. And the 2010 AHA Guidelines note that rescuers may consider using escalating energy up to 360J if initial shocks at a lower dose aren’t working. The LIFEPAK 1000 is simple to use for any trained responder, but it also provides an easy, highly compatible transition to ALS care teams. The shock counter on the 1000 gives next level care teams insight into treatment provided. It has an available 3-lead ECG. And its electrodes are the same ones used on LIFEPAK ALS monitors, the brand of choice for more EMS teams across the country.