October 15, 2008 - ZOLL at 2008 EMS Expo

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Diane Egan
ZOLL Medical Corporation
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degan@zoll.com

 

 

 

Ambulance Safety, CPR Quality Improvement and Data Management Solutions to be Showcased by ZOLL at 2008 EMS Expo

October 15, 2008CHELMSFORD, MASS.—ZOLL Medical Corporation (NASDAQ GS: ZOLL), a manufacturer of resuscitation devices and related software solutions, will sponsor a major continuing education session on ambulance safety and display its broad range of integrated resuscitation solutions—including the AutoPulse® Non-invasive Cardiac Support Pump and the RescueNet® suite of data management solutions—in Booth #1128 at the 2008 EMS EXPO October 15-17 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

On Friday, October 17th at 11:00 a.m. PDT, ZOLL is hosting  a free educational program on ambulance safety with David E. Slattery, M.D., Medical Director of the City of Las Vegas Fire and Rescue, in Room 254 of the convention center.  Dr. Slattery will discuss the risks that rescuers face in delivering quality care in the back of moving vehicles. Specific strategies for improving safety without compromising patient care will be highlighted. Admission is free, and a buffet lunch will follow the presentation and Q&A. Eligible attendees will receive 1.5 continuing education unit (CEU) credits. To register, visit http://www.zoll.com/emsambulancesafety.

On display at the ZOLL booth:

AutoPulse, the only device of its kind, helps keep rescuers safer by allowing them to be strapped in the back of a moving ambulance, while it provides consistent, uninterrupted compressions that cannot by done by manual CPR. It is an automated, portable device with an easy-to-use, load-distributing LifeBand® that squeezes the entire chest in an uninterrupted “hands-free” manner, improving blood flow to the heart and brain during cardiac arrest.  It also supports patients by providing better coronary perfusion pressures during resuscitation and CPR, nearly equal to normal circulation.  Additionally, it offers the benefit of freeing up rescuers to focus on other life-saving interventions.

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. In addition, RescueNet solutions offer computer-aided dispatch, billing, field data collection, crew scheduling, records management, and mobile data software for the fire and emergency medical services (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.

See-Thru CPR®and Real CPR Help® to Improve CPR Quality

In addition to AutoPulse and RescueNet, ZOLL’s entire product portfolio is designed to help EMS professionals meet the 2005 American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines, including performing high-quality CPR and capturing data to assist with future CPR training and performance improvement.  The company’s unique See-Thru CPR technology, featured in the AED Pro® and rugged EMS-designed E Series®, lets rescuers see a patient’s underlying cardiac rhythm during resuscitation efforts and eliminates the need to stop compressions to see if defibrillation was successful. Stopping CPR to determine successful defibrillation is a significant source of interruptions that reduces CPR effectiveness.

The Company’s entire line of defibrillators features Real CPR Help, which helps rescuers improve CPR quality by providing real-time feedback on the rate and depth of their chest compressions.  

“Our focus on incorporating CPR support into our resuscitation products for EMS  is validated by recent studies on poor CPR performance in the pre-hospital setting, and the 2005 AHA Guidelines’ emphasis on the need for effective, high-quality CPR,” said Richard A. Packer, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ZOLL.

Additional products on display at 2008 EMS EXPO:

 

  • E Series—designed to meet the specific demands and extreme conditions that professional rescuers face every day. The E Series offers multiple data transmission options to a variety of destinations, including transmission of 12-lead ECGs to hospitals, which 2005 AHA Guidelines recommend for out-of-hospital use to help reduce time to perfusion in S-T segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients.
  • AED Plus® and AED Pro with Real CPR Help—instantly allow bystanders and firsts responders to see and hear how well they are performing the rate and depth of CPR chest compressions.
  • PocketCPR®—a palm-sized device with Real CPR Help that assists rescuers in the delivery of high-quality chest compressions.  It coaches rescuers with audio and visual instructions to initiate the critical rescue steps needed for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), such as checking responsiveness and calling for help, before it provides real-time feedback on the depth and rate of compressions. PocketCPR received FDA clearance as an over-the-counter rescue device in November 2007.

ZOLL will also host a range of activities including:

Build Your Winning Hand

Attendees visit 6 stations in the booth for a brief product demo to collect 6 playing cards. Once the circuit is completed, they visit the Dealer Station to see if they beat the hand drawn by the house for that hour.  If they beat the house, they receive a T-shirt.  The best hand each hour wins a Trainer 2, the best hand overall each day wins an iPod Touch.

CPR Challenge

Attendees are invited to participate in the CPR Challenge using the AED Pro and AED Plus defibrillators. Every hour, ZOLL will award prizes to attendees with the highest percentage of compressions in target (i.e., best rate and depth of chest compressions) that would be effective in helping maintain blood flow to the brain and heart of a cardiac arrest victim.

ZOLL St. Bernard

ZOLL’s popular rescue dog will also be available for photos with attendees.  Participants will be able to download the photo from ZOLL’s website upon their return home.   

About ZOLL Medical Corporation

ZOLL Medical Corporation is committed to developing technologies that help advance the practice of resuscitation. With products for pacing, defibrillation, circulation, ventilation, and fluid resuscitation, ZOLL provides a comprehensive set of technologies, including Real CPR Help® and See-Thru CPR®, that help clinicians, EMS professionals, and lay rescuers resuscitate sudden cardiac arrest or trauma victims. ZOLL also designs and markets software that automates the documentation and management of both clinical and non-clinical information.

ZOLL markets and sells its products in more than 140 countries. The Company has direct operations, distributor networks, and business partners throughout the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Asia, and Australia. 2008 marks the 25th anniversary of ZOLL’s resuscitation product development. For more information, visit www.zoll.com.

Copyright © 2008 ZOLL Medical Corporation. All rights reserved. 269 Mill Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824-4105. ZOLL, R Series, Real CPR Help, and See-Thru CPR are registered trademarks of ZOLL Medical Corporation. Code-Ready and OneStep are trademarks of ZOLL Medical Corporation. All product names are the property of their respective owners.