October 27, 2009 - Seamless Real-Time EMS Information Sharing at EMS Expo

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NEW VISION FOR SEAMLESS, REAL-TIME EMS INFORMATION SHARING TO BE INTRODUCED BY ZOLL AT EMS EXPO

October 27, 2009CHELMSFORD, Mass.—ZOLL Medical Corporation (NASDAQ GS: ZOLL), a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, will introduce its new RescueNet® Link system that provides seamless information sharing among ZOLL’s E Series® defibrillator/monitor, RescueNet ePCR patient care reporting program, and RescueNet Navigator vehicle mapping in Booth #1923 at the EMS Expo October 28-30 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. 

Without any user intervention, RescueNet Link’s Sense and Sync™ technology allows all three systems to automatically upload critical information to a large vehicle display to help rescuers provide the best possible care. The same information can be simultaneously viewed by emergency department staff in real-time, allowing them to be fully prepared for the patient’s arrival.

“We are pleased to expand ZOLL’s EMS product portfolio with this innovative technology that is designed to give emergency response personnel a single point for information, and hospital staff the knowledge to triage incoming patients and assign facilities, beds and staff before arrival,” said Jonathan A. Rennert, President of ZOLL.  “For the first time hospital patient care and EMS operations come together through a single system that delivers fingertip convenience to incident and vital clinical information.”

Masimo SET Non-invasive Carbon Monoxide Monitoring Now Available in the E Series

ZOLL will also be introducing Masimo® SET carbon monoxide monitoring in the E Series* at EMS Expo. Carbon monoxide monitoring is a breakthrough measurement that helps clinicians noninvasively and immediately diagnose, monitor, and treat patients poisoned by carbon monoxide. ZOLL’s “Street Smart, Street Tough” E Series was designed by EMS professionals to meet the specific demands and extreme conditions that professional rescuers face every day. It features unique See-Thru CPR® which filters out CPR artifact, allowing rescuers to see organized rhythms without interrupting chest compressions. Like all other ZOLL defibrillators, the E Series provides Real CPR Help® which improves CPR quality by providing real-time feedback on the rate and depth of chest compressions. The E Series also now offers a new, easy-to-use, wireless 12-lead transmission feature for improved STEMI management.

Also on display will be ZOLL’s broad range of integrated solutions—including solutions for ambulance safety and data management. Product highlights include:

  • The AutoPulse® Non-invasive Cardiac Support Pump improves rescuer safety by providing automated CPR to patients in cardiac arrest during emergency transport to a hospital. When unrestrained and doing manual CPR, rescuers are at a high risk of injury in the event of a vehicle accident. Further, the AutoPulse can offset the effect of staff reductions while helping to maintain a high level of care as organizations deal with budget cuts.  

    The AutoPulse is an automated, portable device with an easy-to-use, load-distributing LifeBand® that squeezes the entire chest in a truly uninterrupted “hands-free” manner (even during extensive patient movement). Multiple clinical studies have shown that it improves blood flow to the heart and brain, as well as survival.
  • For data management, ZOLL’s RescueNet software solutions comprise the only fully integrated information management system that has the ability to improve clinical and operational performance by collecting and analyzing data across fire or EMS organizations, including medical device data. RescueNet Code Review allows CPR and other resuscitation data to be easily collected on scene, then analyzed to track skills and patient outcomes to improve future performance through education.

    RescueNet solutions also include computer-aided dispatch, billing, field data collection, crew scheduling, records management, and mobile data software for the fire and EMS market.  RescueNet reduces duplication of processes, simplifies data sharing, and increases efficiency and data accuracy. The suite of solutions also helps improve patient care, enhances quality of service, and maximizes profitability.
  • AED Pro®/Propaq® LT Combo is a powerful, compact rescue combination for those first on the scene.  A lightweight and compact tool ready for quick deployment, the combo features a rugged AED with advanced features and a vital signs patient monitor from Welch Allyn, for which ZOLL has been named the exclusive EMS distributor. It's ideal for first on-the-scene rescuers, such as fly-car or supervisor vehicle staff, SWAT and tactical EMS teams, bike medics, search/rescue and air/ground transport personnel.

About ZOLL Medical Corporation

ZOLL Medical Corporation develops and markets medical devices and software solutions that help advance emergency care and save lives, while increasing clinical and operational efficiencies.  With products for defibrillation and monitoring, circulation and CPR feedback, data management, fluid resuscitation, and therapeutic temperature management, ZOLL provides a comprehensive set of technologies which help clinicians, EMS and fire professionals, and lay rescuers treat victims needing resuscitation and critical care.

A NASDAQ Global Select company and a Forbes 100 Most Trustworthy Company for the past three years, ZOLL develops and manufactures its products in the United States, in California, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island. More than 400 direct sales and service representatives, 1,100 business partners, and 200 independent representatives serve our customers in over 140 countries around the globe. For more information, visit www.zoll.com.

* The Masimo SET is pending 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration.

©2009 ZOLL Medical Corporation. All rights reserved. 269 Mill Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824-4105.  ZOLL, AutoPulse, AED Pro, E Series, Life Band, Real CPR Help, RescueNet, and See-Thru CPR  are registered trademarks of ZOLL Medical Corporation.  All product names are the property of their respective owners.