January 22, 2015 - ZOLL Technology for Improving CPR Quality to be Showcased at Arab Health

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ZOLL TECHNOLOGY FOR IMPROVING CPR QUALITY TO BE SHOWCASED AT ARAB HEALTH

January 21, 2015─CHELMSFORD, MASS.— ZOLL® Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, announced today that its advanced resuscitation technology for improving CPR quality to increase survival from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) will be on display during Arab Health in Booth #1G19 and #1G50, January 26-29 in Dubai.

It has become increasingly clear that delivery of high-quality CPR will be the factor that determines whether a patient survives SCA with a good neurological outcome.1 For more than a decade, ZOLL has been committed to improving CPR quality. In 2002, ZOLL was the first to introduce real-time CPR feedback in a defibrillator, its AED Plus®. Today, virtually all ZOLL defibrillators, from AEDs to professional manual defibrillators, feature Real CPR Help®, the only CPR-feedback technology that, in combination with training, has been shown to impact survival to discharge, as demonstrated in published research.2

ZOLL’s commitment to high-quality CPR is also evident in the company’s suite of tools for optimal resuscitation response, which includes See-Thru CPR® as well as EtCO2 monitoring. See-Thru CPR, ZOLL’s proprietary technology which minimizes the duration of pauses in CPR to enable rescuers to see an organized, underlying rhythm, is available on the R Series®, the X Series®, and the AED Pro®.

Arab Health attendees will have a chance to test their CPR skills with the benefit of Real CPR Help. Using ZOLL’s RecueNet® Code Review software, which provides complete CPR feedback, participants will see a detailed analysis of their CPR performance.

Also integral to ZOLL’s CPR portfolio is the AutoPulse® Non-Invasive Cardiac Support Pump. The AutoPulse is the only mechanical CPR system that has shown improved outcomes in comparative clinical trials. In a meta-analysis of 12 clinical trials, the AutoPulse improved the odds of return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) by 62% compared to manual CPR.3 The CIRC trial, the largest prospective, randomized trial of mechanical chest compression ever completed, confirmed that the AutoPulse is equivalent to high-quality manual CPR, as measured by survival to hospital discharge.4

Highlights among ZOLL’s clinical portfolio include:

  • The R Series Code-Ready® Monitor/Defibrillators are designed to extend “Simple, Smart, and Ready” defibrillation to every hospital department through advanced, cost-effective solutions for resuscitation.
  • The X Series Monitor/Defibrillator is ideal for transporting critically ill patients. It is lightweight with extensive monitoring capabilities.
  • OneStep Pediatric CPR Electrodes are the only electrodes on the market with a built-in CPR sensor that reports CPR quality on young children up to 8 years of age. This first-of-its-kind electrode provides optimal support for pediatric resuscitation when paired with the ZOLL R Series Monitor/Defibrillator and its CPR Dashboard.
  • ZOLL’s Intravascular Temperature Management (IVTM) System offers health care providers the precision and control they need to rapidly, safely, and effectively manage the core body temperature of critically ill or surgical patients. The Thermogard XP® delivers accurate, easy-to-use and cost-effective control for both cooling and warming applications. This temperature management system provides a variety of catheter options depending upon the specific patient needs.
  • The RescueNet STEMI Management Solution is a Web browser-based system that can help speed the time-to-reperfusion process by expediting treatment decisions. It starts when EMS uploads the 12-lead ECG to a secure server. Then, anyone, anywhere with an Internet connection can either access these critical data or have them sent to pre-defined addresses. The RescueNet STEMI Management Solution ensures secure, reliable delivery to everyone involved in the continuum of care.
  • RescueNet Ambulance Pad is another key component of the fully integrated RescueNet suite. From the time a call is dispatched until the patient reaches the hospital, it serves as a central hub for patient information during transport. Ambulance Pad provides accurate, complete, and timely electronic pre-hospital patient care reporting.
  • The Impact Instrumentation portfolio of respiratory care products, which is now part of ZOLL, will be on display in Booth #1G50. The 731 Series of portable critical care ventilators, which are used aboard ships, aircraft, and other medical transport services, will be featured.

About ZOLL Medical Corporation

ZOLL Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group company, 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, therapeutic temperature management, and ventilation, ZOLL provides a comprehensive set of technologies that help clinicians, EMS and fire professionals, and lay rescuers treat victims needing resuscitation and acute critical care. For more information, visit www.zoll.com.

About Asahi Kasei

The Asahi Kasei Group is a diversified group of companies led by holding company Asahi Kasei Corp., with operations in the chemicals and fibers, homes and construction materials, electronics, and health care business sectors. Its health care operations include devices and systems for acute critical care, dialysis, therapeutic apheresis, transfusion, and manufacture of biotherapeutics, as well as pharmaceuticals, diagnostic reagents, and nutritional products. With more than 29,000 employees around the world, the Asahi Kasei Group serves customers in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit www.asahi-kasei.co.jp/asahi/en/.

Copyright © 2015 ZOLL Medical Corporation. All rights reserved. AED Plus, Real CPR Help, and ZOLL are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of ZOLL Medical Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Asahi Kasei is a registered trademark of Asahi Kasei Corporation. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

1Meaney, PA, et al. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Quality: Improving Cardiac Resuscitation Outcomes Both Inside and Outside the Hospital A Consensus Statement From the American Heart Association. Circulation 128.4 (2013): 417-435.

2Bobrow BJ, et al. The Influence of Scenario-based Training and Real-time Audiovisual Feedback on Pre-hospital Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Quality and Survival from Out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest. Ann Emerg Med. 2013 Jul;62(1):47–56.e1. Epub 2013 Mar 7.

3Wesfall M, et al. Mechanical Vs. Manual Chest Compressions in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: A Meta-Analysis. Crit Care Med. 2013 Jul;41(7):1782‐9.

4Wik L, et al. Manual vs. Integrated Automatic Load-distributing Band CPR with Equal Survival after Out- of- Hospital Cardiac Arrest. The Randomized CIRC Trial. Resuscitation 85 (2014) 741–748.