ZOLL has developed a dedicated pediatric arrhythmia analysis algorithm that can distinguish shockable versus non-shockable pediatric rhythms. This algorithm detects whether pediatric or adult electrodes are connected and automatically adjusts the arrhythmia analysis processing for a child. This unique algorithm is available in the ZOLL AED Plus® and AED Pro®, as well as in the R Series®.
The device can sense when pediatric electrodes are attached and switch from an adult to pediatric ECG analysis algorithm. Pedi-padz® II electrodes are designed especially for use with the AED Plus and AED Pro, while the OneStep™ Pediatric Electrode works with the R Series to automatically lower the Joules setting to 50 Joules, preventing accidental overdose during defibrillation.
For more information:
Because Children Are Not Just Little Adults: The Importance of a Pediatric Analysis Algorithm
Clinical Paper: Sensitivity and specificity of an automated external defibrillator algorithm designed for pediatric patients