ZOLL® Medical Corporation is “Guidelines-ready,” with a proven track record of offering ground-breaking technologies that help rescuers meet or exceed AHA recommendations for CPR and beyond.
Integral to ZOLL’s leadership position is a history of anticipating Guidelines recommendations and proactively developing technologies that support their implementation. The company introduced Real CPR Help® in 2002 – three years before Guidelines 2005 emphasized the critically important role of high-quality CPR. Real CPR Help provides a comprehensive set of visual and audible prompts to maximize effectiveness of depth as well as rate.
Further, ZOLL is the only company offering See-Thru CPR®, a breakthrough that minimizes pausing by filtering out compression artifact, allowing the rescuer to see organized underlying rhythms without stopping.
This practice of proactive innovation continues in 2010. The latest Guidelines now call for depth of at least 2 inches, and ZOLL will help meet this requirement by offering a quantitative depth readout of as part of the upcoming “CPR DashboardTM*". A simple software change will also modify the currently available depth indicators to meet the new standard, which cannot be done with metronome-only systems. A release indicator* will also be added, further matching recommendations for complete chest recoil.
The new Guidelines also state that providers must ensure efficient coordination between CPR and shock delivery. A new ZOLL technology* will do this and help minimize interruptions by automatically charging the defibrillator during compressions. After two minutes of CPR as indicated by a CPR timer, the provider needs to pause for only a couple of seconds to verify a shockable rhythm and shock if necessary.
Finally, ZOLL is reintroducing its “Guidelines Guarantee” for 2010. Through this program, ZOLL commits that all customers who purchased a device after October 1, 2010 will have access to a software upgrade that will change the operation as required to meet the new protocols.
2010 AHA Guidelines Guarantee for E Series
2010 ERC Guidelines Guarantee for E Series
Beyond CPR, ZOLL also meets the Guidelines recommendations for post-resuscitation case review with our comprehensive RescueNet® Code Review software, as well as those for biphasic defibrillation energy levels, continuous waveform capnography and STEMI management.
With its comprehensive family of integrated devices and software, ZOLL is uniquely positioned to support every link in the now-expanded Chain of Survival. Unmatched Guidelines compliance: only from ZOLL.
*This product functionality is not available for distribution in the US or Canada as it has not been reviewed and cleared by the FDA and/or Health Canada.