Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced the launch of the HeartStart Intrepid monitor/defibrillator with IntelliSpace Connect. Created to provide clinical and operational efficiencies at every stage of the emergency care continuum, the solution lets caregivers evaluate and treat patients during the most demanding medical emergencies in both pre-hospital and hospital settings. The Philips HeartStart Intrepid monitor/defibrillator has received CE Mark approval and is available for sale in Europe and other select markets in Asia and Africa .
“First responders don’t often know what to expect when they arrive at the scene of an emergency, so they have to be equipped and ready to handle anything that may come up in the field,” said Arman Voskerchyan, Business Leader, Therapeutic Care at Philips. “A full range of monitoring capabilities and decision support tools let emergency staff quickly evaluate and treat patients in life-threatening situations. Enhanced connectivity between care settings helps to streamline communication and improve clinical workflow for caregivers, ultimately allowing them to provide patients with better care.”