ZOLL’s AED Plus® is now in full compliance with American Heart Association 2010 Guidelines and European Resuscitation Guidelines.
ZOLL’s AED Plus now fully complies with the European Resuscitation Council’s 2010 Guidelines for Emergency Cardiac Care. The most important change in these Guidelines, issued in October 2010, is the recommendation for chest compressions that are at least two inches deep. Previous Guidelines had called for chest compressions between 1½ and 2 inches deep, but recent research has shown significant improvement in survival among cardiac arrest victims who receive compressions at least two inches deep.
Real CPR Help® in the AED Plus now guides the rescuer to perform chest compressions that are at least 2 inches deep at a rate of 100 per minute. If chest compressions fall short of 2 inches, the AED Plus will prompt the rescuer to “PUSH HARDER” and will only say “GOOD COMPRESSIONS” after compressions reach at least two inches.
Real-time feedback from the bar gauge on the screen display also shows when compressions have reached at least two inches.
The circle of graphic icons on the face of the AED Plus has been simplified as well to comply with the ERC’s new recommendation that rescuers should no longer open the airway, check breathing, and give two breaths prior to the first heart analysis.
With the AED Plus, rescuers don’t have to guess the depth of their chest compressions. They will know when their compressions are reaching the newly-recommended depth of at least two inches.