Is anyone out there using Philips Heartstart XL defibs in their trusts? We are having a problem getting replacement batteries PN M3516A, Cardiac Services is the supplier to us, but even calling Philips Medical directly doesn't help, they wont tell you anything. We have orders going back nearly six months now that haven't been fulfilled.
Does anyone else have this issue or know why Philips are having such a big problem supplying batteries for this model of defib?
There's nothing for the likes of us in the UK, Neil; personally I believe it has been that way for decades. Even after fifteen years of being back, I continue to feel that I don't belong.
Many of my (our) Old Mates have retired now; including blokes I have known who worked in the NHS (as well as many who used to frequent this forum). Mates have relocated to Cyprus, Laos ... and yes, Thailand. Sadly, more than a few have moved on to that "Big Workshop in the Sky".
I'm hoping to escape myself before too long (just as soon as I complete my current project - which, I must admit, has become a bit "never ending").
I always promised myself one of those Kanoo "around the world tickets" (do they still do them?) ... but I have in mind something a bit more "permanent" now.
But, going back to your first question, although the ER and the I may be a "standard" single value, for "normal" (60601) medical equipment, the C element is likely to contain more than one test circuit (depending upon the testing regime you are following).
You may be interested in this ancient thread (especially as John also mentions ERIC)!
The company that hosts this site was (a few months ago) purchased by one of the big names in the web-hosting world and the service has suffered badly. As a result, we are once again moving to a new hosting service.
The move will be on Friday/ Saturday and I shall try to minimise downtime. If anyone would care to report any issues, it would be most helpful.