March 25, 2009 - ZOLL Displays EMS Resuscitation Solutions at EMS Today 2009

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Diane Egan
ZOLL Medical Corporation
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RUGGED DEFIBRLLATORS THAT IMPROVE CPR QUALITY, SOLUTIONS FOR AMBULANCE SAFETY, AND DATA MANAGEMENT TO BE SHOWCASED BY ZOLL AT 2009 EMS TODAY

March 19, 2009CHELMSFORD, Mass.—ZOLL Medical Corporation (NASDAQ GS: ZOLL), a manufacturer of resuscitation devices and related software solutions, will display its broad range of integrated resuscitation solutions—including the rugged E Series® professional defibrillator, the AutoPulse®Non-invasive Cardiac Support Pump, and the RescueNet®suite of data management solutions—in Booth #722 at the EMS Today 2009 March 28-29th at the Baltimore Convention Center.

“ZOLL’s entire EMS product portfolio is designed to help 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, said Jonathan A. Rennert, President of ZOLL. 

The unmatched ruggedness of the ZOLL’s “Street Smart, Street Tough” E Series will be visually demonstrated by having a fully-equipped ambulance parked on top of some actual clinical units. The E Series was designed by EMS professionals to meet the specific demands and extreme conditions that professional rescuers face every day. In addition, ZOLL’s unique See-Thru CPR® 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, which just received 510(k) clearance. 

ZOLL will also be previewing Shock Conversion Estimator (SCE), a remarkable new 510(k)-cleared innovation that advises rescuers of the likelihood of defibrillation shock success. Based on thresholds and protocols set by medical direction, a rescuer may decide to continue CPR in response to a rhythm that might typically be defibrillated until the rhythm becomes more “shockable,” thus increasing the ultimate likelihood of success.

Ambulance safety will also be highlighted in the booth. The AutoPulse 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.

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.

Making its debut in the ZOLL booth will be the Propaq® LT monitor from Welch Allyn, for which ZOLL has been named the exclusive EMS distributor. This lightweight, highly portable and flexible monitor displays multiple lead ECG, SPO2,  and non-invasive blood pressure.  It will be showcased with the ZOLL AED Pro® that provides both semi-automatic and manual defibrillation capabilities, and incorporates See-Thru CPR and Real CPR Help to provide real-time feedback on CPR quality.

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. During 2008 ZOLL marked the 25th anniversary of the company’s resuscitation product development. For more information, visit www.zoll.com.

Certain statements contained in this press release, including statements regarding the future business of the Company, and other statements contained herein regarding matters that are not historical facts, are “forward-looking” statements (as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). Because such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those factors discussed in the section entitled “Risk Factors” in the Company's Quarterly Report on  Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on February 6, 2009. You should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements in this press release, and the Company disavows any obligation to update or supplement those statements in the event of any changes in the facts, circumstances, or expectations that underlie those statements.

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