36C25820Q0254 – Sources Sought – 6515–Defibrillators – Prescott

Aug 21, 2020 | Sources Sought

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), VISN 22 Network Contracting Office Gilbert, is seeking sources to determine the availability of vendors capable of providing the requirement for a Hospital crash cart defibrillators along all software, interfaces, 20 batteries, enablements, subscriptions, deployment, and training at the Northern AZ VA Health Care System hereafter (NAVAHCS). The following specifications were identified as facility requirements:

Unit weight, including defibrillator, patient cable, AC power supply and battery shall not exceed 13.6 pounds.
Unit size shall not exceed 1,075 cubic inches.
The defibrillator shall be designed in a manner such that the battery can be replaced by a typical caregiver in a matter of seconds without the need for tools.
AC power shall be a standard, internal feature of the defibrillator; detachable AC modules are not an acceptable alternative.
When attached to an AC power source, the defibrillator shall fully operate without a battery installed.
The defibrillator shall fully operate with a completely discharged battery when attached to an AC power source.
The defibrillator shall charge its battery when connected to a AC power source.
The defibrillator shall have a recorder capable of printing multiple channels when in manual mode.
The recorder shall be capable of printing Code Summary Reports; continuous ECG rhythm, Code, Event, and Alarm-related ECGs; code readiness test logs; code readiness test detail reports; and the troubleshooting log when in manual mode.
The defibrillator shall have a discharge button that illuminates when the unit is charged and ready to deliver a shock.
The defibrillator shall perform a self-test daily.
Where installed, the handles of the external hard paddles and their attachment mechanism, shall support the weight of the defibrillator in a manner suitable for lifting the unit.
Defibrillator shall be able to acquire an ECG by way of standard ECG electrodes (in a 3 or 5 lead configuration) when in manual mode, paddles when in manual mode, multifunction defibrillation pads, and resuscitation electrodes.
ECG cables shall utilize standard AAMI connectors.
Defibrillator shall have the ability to record and display multiple ECG leads when in manual mode.
The defibrillator shall have the ability monitor and display the ECG in multiple vectors while performing transthoracic pacing without requiring the attachment of separate ECG electrodes and leads.
The defibrillator shall have a clearly labeled, dedicated button (switch or key) for changing ECG lead displayed and recorded when in manual mode
The defibrillator shall continuously indicate the lead selected on the display and printed ECG recordings when in manual mode.
The defibrillator shall provide a filter to that removes chest compression artifact from the ECG signal.
The defibrillator shall have pacemaker detection capability.
The defibrillator shall display a pacer spike on the printed ECG recordings.
The defibrillator shall detect heart rates up to 300 beats per minute (±5%).
The defibrillator shall have the ability to print ECG recordings upon the activation of a heart rate alarm when in manual mode.
The defibrillator shall have a configuration that triggers an alarm and displays a check patient message upon the detection of ventricular fibrillation.
The defibrillator shall have a color display.
The display shall be no less than 6.5 inches diagonally.
The defibrillator shall have the ability to simultaneously display 3 channels of physiologic information when in manual mode.
The displayed channels shall be able to show ECG leads, physiologic parameters (i.e. pulse oximetry), and chest compression performance.
At least two of the displayed channels shall be user selectable during a code event.
Each channel shall minimally present a 5 second view.
The AED mode shall have the ability to display heart rate, waveform, SpO2 and messaging.
The user shall have the ability to configure the AED display.
The unit shall utilize a rectilinear biphasic defibrillation waveform in both AED and Manual Mode.
The defibrillator shall provide AED, manual and shock advisory operating modes.
The AED and advisory protocols shall comply with the recommendations in the American Heart Association s Guidelines 2015 for chest compressions (CPR) first.
The AED and advisory protocols shall comply with the recommendations in the American Heart Association s Guidelines 2015 for single shocks.
The defibrillator shall provide for synchronized cardioversion in manual mode.

At the maximal energy setting, the defibrillator shall have an average current delivered in the first phase not less than the following:
25 50 100 125 150 175
27.1 amps 24.9 amps 17.5 amps 16.2 amps 14.4 amps 13.2 amps

The defibrillator shall provide for user-configurable fixed and escalating energy capabilities in both manual and advisory modes.
When configured for escalating energy protocols in a manual mode, the defibrillator shall set the second and third shock levels without user intervention.
The defibrillator shall recognize compatible pediatric electrodes and alter energy setting for the initial and subsequent shocks to a pediatric-specific energy delivery protocol.
The defibrillator s pediatric capabilities shall include discreet energy settings of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 joules.
The time for the defibrillator to charge to maximal energy shall not exceed 7 seconds.
The following information shall be displayed on, and stored with, defibrillation-related ECG recordings: selected energy, delivered energy and patient impedance.
The defibrillator shall have an option for transthoracic (external) pacing.
The defibrillator shall employ a 40 msec (± 2ms), rectilinear waveform for transthoracic pacing.
The defibrillator shall permit the configuration of an initial pacing rate.
Transthoracic pacing controls shall provide for continuously variable current delivery levels and pacing rates.
Transthoracic pacing shall provide a 4:1 function that permits operators, to examine an underlying rhythm of a paced patient without losing capture.
Transthoracic pacing settings for current delivery and rates shall be maintained when switching between pacing and defibrillation or pacing and monitoring modes.
The defibrillator shall have the ability monitor and display the ECG in multiple vectors while performing transthoracic pacing without requiring the attachment of separate ECG electrodes and leads.
Transthoracic pacing shall not be interrupted by the loss of an ECG lead.
The defibrillator shall have the ability to support the delivery of quality chest compressions during CPR efforts.
The defibrillator shall have an integrated CPR quality indicator that displays how well chest compression delivery meets American Heart Association recommendations.
The defibrillator shall provide a filter to that removes chest compression artifact from the ECG signal.
The defibrillator shall verbally and visual prompt the start and stop of chest compression cycles.
The defibrillator shall verbally and visual prompt the user to push harder when compression fail to meet American Heart Association recommendations for depth.
The defibrillator shall verbally and visually indicate when chest compression depth is adequate as defined by American Heart Association recommendations.
The defibrillator shall provide an audible prompt (i.e. metronome) that meets the American Heart Association s recommendations for rate of compression.
In a manual operating mode for ALS-trained responders, the rate prompting shall operate in a manner such that it is activated when the compression rate falls below the American Heart Association recommendations.
In the Advisory mode for BLS-trained responders, the rate prompting shall be activated at the start of a CPR cycle.
The defibrillator shall perform a self-test at power up.
The defibrillator shall have a code readiness testing function.
The defibrillator code readiness test shall not require a separate test fixture.
The defibrillator code readiness test shall operate in either a manual or automatic mode.
The defibrillator shall employ a prominent, two-state [Pass-Fail] indicator to signify its state of code readiness; simple indicators (i.e. LEDs) are not an acceptable alternative.
The defibrillator code readiness test shall evaluate the functional status of the defibrillator, pacer, and ECG capabilities of the unit along with the status of the therapy cables, compatible resuscitation electrodes, and paddles.
The electrode component of the defibrillator readiness test shall confirm its presence and proper connection and monitor its expiration date and condition.
The defibrillator code readiness test shall operate when attached to paddles or compatible resuscitation electrodes.
Should a defibrillator fail a code readiness test it shall display all causative items.
The defibrillator shall have the ability to automatically print the results of a code readiness test.
The results of each code readiness test, automatic or manual, shall be stored on the defibrillator in nonvolatile memory.
The defibrillator shall have the ability to print a log of all code readiness tests results stored in the defibrillator.
The defibrillator shall have the ability to display and print the detailed results of any code readiness test stored in the defibrillator.
The defibrillator shall have the ability to transmit the results of a code readiness test via wireless networking into a central log and have FIPS COMPLIANCE
The defibrillator shall have a capability to transmit a wireless alert (IEEE 802.11 wireless networking) when its state of code readiness is found to be compromised.
The defibrillator shall use a rechargeable lithium ion battery with a minimal capacity of 5.8 amp/hrs.
The weight of the defibrillator battery shall not exceed 1.7 pounds.
The battery shall store a history of its use and maintenance.
The defibrillator battery shall have an indicator of runtime; capacity indicators (i.e. 100%, 75%, 50%, etc.) are not an acceptable substitute.
The defibrillator battery shall have separate calibration and fault indicators.
The defibrillator shall have an option for pulse oximetry.
The pulse oximetry shall employ signal extraction technology.
The pulse oximetry shall have documented minimal sensitivity and specificity levels of 99% and 97%, respectively under motion conditions.
The pulse oximetry shall have a saturation accuracy of ±2% in adult and pediatric patients under non-motion conditions.
The pulse oximetry shall have a saturation accuracy of ±3% in adult and pediatric patients under motion conditions.
1. The defibrillator shall have an option for non-invasive blood pressure.
2. The defibrillator shall have the ability to be programmed to take repeat measurements over a period or abort by pressing a single button.
3. The defibrillator shall have the option to automatically adjust based upon the previously measured systolic value.
The defibrillator shall be able to display at least four hours worth of blood pressure measurements.
The defibrillator shall have alarms that can be configured to alert a clinician when a blood pressure is above or below pre-set values.
1. The defibrillator shall have an option for End Tidal Carbon Monoxide measurement.
2. The defibrillator shall have the ability to display both a graphical representation of the concentration or partial pressure of expired carbon dioxide during a respiratory cycle in a capnogram waveform format as well as a numerical display.
3. The defibrillator shall have mainstream capnography capable of monitoring both intubated and non-intubated patients.
The defibrillator shall provide a 1.0 C/cm ECG output with a

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