May 15, 2009 - Chain of Survival Solutions Showcased at 2009 NTI

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ZOLL Medical Corporation
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ZOLL TO SHOWCASE EXPANDED CHAIN OF SURVIVAL SOLUTIONS AT 2009 NTI CONFERENCE AND EXPOSITION

Therapeutic Temperature Management Offerings Debut at Booth # 3007

May 15, 2009CHELMSFORD, Mass.—ZOLL Medical Corporation (Nasdaq GS: ZOLL), a manufacturer of resuscitation devices and related software solutions, today announced that it will display its full range of resuscitation products, including the R Series® BLS and R Series Plus, and debut the Company’s newly-acquired temperature management device at booth #3007 at the 2009 National Teaching Institute and Critical Care Exposition May 19-20 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

ZOLL’s innovative clinical resuscitation products strengthen the Chain of Survival with solutions for early intervention, access, CPR, defibrillation, advanced life support, and post-resuscitation care. New to the ZOLL product portfolio is the Thermogard XP Temperature Management System and a full line of cooling catheters, which provide central venous infusion capabilities. ZOLL recently purchased this technology from Alsius Corporation. These intravascular devices offer accurate and effective control of body temperature in critical care patients.

Key among the Chain of Survival solutions on display are:

  • The AutoPulse® Non-invasive Cardiac Support Pump: an automated, portable device with an easy-to-use, load-distributing LifeBand® that squeezes the entire chest, improving blood flow to the heart and brain during sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). The AutoPulse may offer a significant advantage over manual CPR, moving blood more consistently than human providers. The device delivers high-quality, uninterrupted chest compressions to maintain myocardial and cerebral perfusion. Additionally, it offers the benefit of freeing up clinicians to focus on other life-saving interventions.
  • The LifeVest® Wearable Defibrillator: worn by patients at risk for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), allowing their physician time to assess their long-term arrhythmic risk and make appropriate plans, including potentially the decision to implant a cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). If a life-threatening heart rhythm is detected, the LifeVest delivers a treatment shock to restore normal heart rhythm—no bystander intervention is required. At just 1.8 pounds, the LifeVest allows patients to easily return to their activities of daily living, while having the peace of mind that they are protected from SCA.
  • The R Series® Code-Ready® defibrillators—designed to extend simple, smart and ready defibrillation to every hospital department with advanced, cost-effective solutions for resuscitation. The original R Series ALS, and new R Series BLS and R Series Plus, use the same uniform operating system common to all ZOLL defibrillators. The cables, paddles, batteries, handles, and electrodes are also common to ensure clinicians won’t encounter a mismatch in a time of crisis.

    The R Series Plus, which also has both AED and ALS capabilities at the touch of a button, also has networking capabilities and See-Thru CPR®. Like all other ZOLL defibrillators, these models provide the Real CPR Help® feature.
  • CodeNet®—the first software system that allows hospital teams to better document, manage, and review cardiac arrest event and resuscitation information. CodeNet brings new improvements and efficiencies in data capture, event time synchronization, and case and aggregate reporting. It is the only system that time stamps logged events and synchronizes these times with defibrillator data, providing clinicians with a complete and accurate timeline of an entire cardiac arrest event.
  • AED Plus® and AED Pro®—both featuring Real CPR Help®, allow clinicians to instantly see and hear how well they are performing the rate and depth of CPR chest compressions.

ZOLL Sponsors Seven CE Sessions on Resuscitation

In keeping with the Company’s vision to help improve resuscitation and increase survival rates, ZOLL will offer seven 30-minute CE sessions conducted by leading nursing instructors at scheduled times during exhibit hours. Session topics will include “The Science of CPR—Why Every Compression Counts”; “Goal Directed Post Resuscitation Care—Chilling Out the Bad Stuff”; “Frost My Heart and Hope Not to Die”; “Using Automated CPR in the Hospital”; “Timing is Everything—Early Defibrillation in the Hospital”; “The Science of Thermoregulation”; and “Shivering Physiologic Consequences and Management”.

CPR Challenge

ZOLL invites exhibition attendees to participate in the CPR Challenge using the AED Pro and AED Plus in Booth #3007. Prizes will be awarded to attendees with the highest percentage of in-target compressions (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.

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, temperature management, and fluid resuscitation, ZOLL provides a comprehensive set of technologies, including Real CPR Help® and See-Thru CPR®, which 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.

Copyright © 2009 ZOLL Medical Corporation. All rights reserved. 269 Mill Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824-4105. ZOLL, AED Plus, AED Pro, AutoPulse, Code-Ready, LifeBand, LifeVest, Real CPR Help, See-Thru CPR and R series are registered trademarks of ZOLL Medical Corporation. Thermogard XP is a trademark of ZOLL Medical Corporation. All product names are the property of their respective owners.