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Approved Medical Devices

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates medical devices including those used within EMS Systems.  Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) require purchase by or on the order of a physician.  AEDs are also required to be used by or on the order of a physician.  The EMS System Medical Director provides the initial prescription and the approved AED configuration for devices used under this medical oversight.

Currently approved AEDs for future purchases by public safety agencies include:

  • Philips FR3 AED with QCPR and Voice+Data recording.

AED Phillips

  • Zoll AED Pro with CPR Feedback and Voice+Data Recording 

AED Zoll

Approved Device Configurations


Follow the above link to view an updated list of questions and answers regarding recent LUCAS Device practice changes.  The document includes a list of cited journal articles.