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ZOLL ALS Device Incorporates Real CPR Help Technology

Issue 11 and Volume 11.

ZOLL Medical Corporation has developed its new E Series advanced life saving (ALS) automatic external defibrillator (AED) with Real CPR Help technology, making it the first Zoll device of its kind to include real-time CPR feedback support.

According to Zoll, this technology will allow rescuers to see and hear how well they perform the rate and depth of CPR chest compressions in real-time, helping rescuers improve CPR performance.

Designed To Meet Demand

The E Series is designed to meet the specific demands and extreme conditions that professional rescuers face every day. Its trademarked EasyRead Tri-Mode Display, for use in pitch dark or direct sunlight, provides superior readability and complete views of critical patient information from virtually any angle, according to the maker.

Optional Bluetooth functionality can provide data transmission capability to various destinations, including transmission of 12-lead ECGs to hospitals, which 2005 AHA Guidelines recommend for out-of-hospital use, helping reduce time to perfusion in acute myocardial infarction.

“Our offerings gain acceptance for reasons that include a continued focus on incorporating CPR support into products designed specifically for EMS,” said Richard A. Packer, ZOLL president and chief executive officer. “This focus has been validated by recent studies on CPR performance in the pre-hospital setting, and the 2005 AHA Guidelines focus on the need for effective, high-quality CPR. The AED Pro, E Series, AutoPulse, and the RescueNet suite of products allow ZOLL to offer a broad line of resuscitation technology that helps EMS personnel save lives in the field.”

ZOLL’s AED Plus and AED Pro offer Real CPR Help by using a special electrode, known as the CPR-D-padz, which has a sensor that measures the rate and depth of chest compressions, according to Zoll. This Real CPR Help function offers rescuers instantaneous feedback on the rate and depth of chest compressions. Both devices support AHA recommendations, including the universal compression-to-ventilation ratio of 30:2 for single rescuers.

The ZOLL AutoPulse Non-invasive Cardiac Support Pump-the only device of its kind-delivers the consistent, uninterrupted chest compressions that the 2005 AHA Guidelines call for. It is an automated, portable device with an easy-to-use, load-distributing LifeBand that squeezes the entire chest, improving blood flow to the heart and brain during cardiac arrest.

Additionally, it can help free up rescuers to focus on other life-saving interventions and eliminate rescuer fatigue from the performance of CPR chest compressions.

RescueNet, from ZOLL Data Systems, is a suite of integrated EMS software applications that allows users to electronically capture, collect, and review a range of data not only for improving Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) compliance, but also for evaluating resuscitation performance and reviewing outcomes, which can support ongoing quality improvement.

A Standard Of Care

The ZOLL M Series family of defibrillators has been selected as the standard of care in leading EMS and healthcare facilities around the world. ZOLL was the first company to have plug-and-play mainstream and sidestream End-tidal carbon dioxide concentration (EtCO2) monitoring options. The M Series combines the clinical superiority of ZOLL’s Rectilinear Biphasic waveform with portability, ease-of-use, and a vivid screen display, according to Zoll.

ZOLL Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of resuscitation devices and related software solutions based in Chelmsford, Mass., is committed to developing technologies that help advance the practice of resuscitation.

With products for pacing, defibrillation, circulation, ventilation, and fluid resuscitation, ZOLL provides a comprehensive set of technologies that help clinicians, EMS professionals, and lay rescuers resuscitate sudden cardiac arrest or trauma victims, according to Zoll.

For information call 978-421-9655 or go to www.zoll.com.

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