Used your AED?

Free Pad-Pak program

If you have used a HeartSine samaritan PAD during a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in a public setting, it’s critical that you tell us. You can do this by providing Stryker with the Saver EVO file that contains comprehensive event data about the event and a completed Customer Event Report form. This information is used by the company to measure the success of our Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and to continually improve our products to ensure optimum results. When you provide the Saver EVO file, along with a completed Customer Event Report form for a qualifying event*, we’ll send you a free Pad-Pak for your efforts!
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*Free Pad-Pak event qualifications
  • Event must be a sudden cardiac arrest to qualify. (Event is reviewed by HeartSine Clinical team, whose decision is final.)
  • Stryker must receive the original .evo event file (pdf file will not be accepted) and Customer Event Report form.
  • AED must be used in a non-professional rescue (out of hospital, in a workplace or community setting by a layperson rescuer).
    • Events in nursing homes, long-term care facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, and fire departments are excluded from the program (but you are always welcome to send the data to us).
    • Devices used by law enforcement or in medical offices (doctor or dental) will be eligible to receive a maximum of two (2) free Pad-Paks per device per year.

Forward Hearts

Forward Hearts lets survivors of a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) event, in which a HeartSine Automated External Defibrillator (AED) has been used, to pay it forward and potentially save another life by donating an AED to the organization of the survivor’s choice.

Stryker is committed to saving lives and making public access AEDs more readily available in the workplace and community. The donation of a defibrillator through the Forward Hearts program extends this lifesaving technology to even more people, offering many a better chance of survival in the case of sudden cardiac arrest.

 

How the program works

When a HeartSine AED is used to save a life in a qualifying rescue, the sudden cardiac arrest survivor chooses an organization to receive a donated AED provided by Stryker on behalf of the survivor. The survivor can choose to make their donation to the organization anonymously or be part of a public announcement.

Tell us your sudden cardiac arrest story

If you have a Forward Hearts story, or know of someone who survived a sudden cardiac arrest due to a HeartSine AED, please share your story with us.

Does my event qualify for Forward Hearts?

  • Event must be a sudden cardiac arrest to qualify
    (Event is reviewed by HeartSine Clinical team, whose decision is final)
  • Stryker must receive the original .evo event file (pdf file will not be accepted) and Customer Event Report form
  • Patient must have survived until hospital admission
  • AED must be used in a non-professional rescue
    (Out of hospital, in a workplace or community setting by a layperson rescuer)
  • Events in nursing homes, long-term care facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, law enforcement and fire departments are excluded from the program (but you are welcome to submit the data to us)
  • Survivor must approve the donation (That is, the survivor must participate)
  • Survivor must submit a signed Donation Details form

Where can I donate the AED?

  • Any organization (non-profit or for profit) that is not a Stryker customer or a healthcare or medical company
  • You may not choose to donate the AED to yourself, another individual, or any healthcare provider or medical professional
Apply for forward hearts

Report an event

To qualify for the Free Pad-Pak and/or Forward Hearts programs, after you have used a HeartSine samaritan PAD during a sudden cardiac arrest event you must provide Stryker with the Saver EVO file and a completed Customer Event Report form, both of which contain comprehensive event data about the SCA event. If you wish to participate in the Forward Hearts program, you must also submit a completed Donation Details form.

The event information is used by Stryker to measure the success of our AEDs and to continually improve our products to ensure the most optimum results.

Free Pad-Pak

1. Immediately after a HeartSine AED is used during an SCA, download the event data file (.evo) from your AED.

To obtain this event data, you must download and install on your PC the Saver EVO data management software which enables you to download, review and print ECG waveforms and event history data recorded and stored in HeartSine AEDs.

DOWNLOAD SAVER EVO

2. Complete a Customer Event Report Form (with no identifying patient information) and submit it along with the Saver EVO (.evo) file you downloaded from the AED.

OR

NOTE: The original Saver EVO file must be submitted (.evo). A pdf of the Saver EVO file will not be accepted.

3. Within two business days, the HeartSine team will review event and will provide you with the approval status for both the Free Pad-Pak program and Forward Hearts (see Apply for Forward Hearts). 

Apply for Forward Hearts

If you have already received approval for a free Pad-Pak and your event qualifies for Forward Hearts, you can skip to step 4.

1. Immediately after a HeartSine AED is used during an SCA, download the event data file (.evo) from your AED.

To obtain this event data, you must download and install on your PC the Saver EVO data management software which enables you to download, review and print ECG waveforms and event history data recorded and stored in HeartSine AEDs.

DOWNLOAD SAVER EVO

2. Complete a Customer Event Report Form (with no identifying patient information) and submit it along with the Saver EVO (.evo) file you downloaded from the AED.

OR

NOTE: The original Saver EVO file must be submitted (.evo). A pdf of the Saver EVO file will not be accepted.

3. Within two business days, the HeartSine team will review event and will provide you with the approval status for both the Free Pad-Pak program and Forward Hearts (if the survivor would like to participate). 

4. After the event is approved for Forward Hearts, complete, sign a Forward Hearts Donation Details form.

  • Download and complete the Forward Hearts Donation Details form
  • Indicate if you would like publicize donation, with or without your name, or not publicize the donation (not promoted by Stryker or the distributor)
  • Indicate AED preference for donation: semi-auto HeartSine samaritan PAD 350P or fully auto HeartSine samaritan PAD 360P
  • Sign the form (survivor must sign the form)

5. Email the signed Forward Hearts Donation Details form to aedevent@stryker.com.

6. The HeartSine team will review your application and reply to you with two business days.

(Note: If the survivor provides an interview to media about the donation, the donation will no longer be considered anonymous or confidential)

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