EMS Service Buys ZOLL Integrated System

An ambulance service in the Netherlands is the first EMS organization to equip its ambulances with a ZOLL system that allows defibrillation at the same time as chest compressions.

The ZOLL Integrated Compression-Defibrillation System coordinates the new AutoPulse Plus with the E Series for consistent, uninterrupted chest compressions with timed shock delivery. 

Integrating these two interventions into a seamless rescue effort has long been viewed as critical to advancing resuscitation care. Stopping chest compressions during defibrillation results in rapidly falling coronary perfusion pressure, according to ZOLL. Both the AutoPulse Plus and the E Series have the CE Mark, showing compliance with relevant European laws, but AutoPulse Plus does not yet have 510(k) FDA clearance in the U.S.

The new AutoPulse Plus provides the uninterrupted compressions called for by the European Resuscitation Council Guidelines. It is an automated, portable device with a load-distributing LifeBand that squeezes the entire chest, improving blood flow to the heart and brain during sudden cardiac arrest. Over 4,000 AutoPulse units have been deployed in hospitals and emergency services worldwide. 

The E Series was designed by EMS professionals to meet the demands that rescuers face daily. It features See-Thru CPR to filter out CPR artifact, allowing rescuers to detect organized rhythms without interrupting chest compressions.  

ZOLL Medical Corporation develops technologies to help advance the practice of resuscitation. 

For information, go to www.zoll.com.

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