October 23, 2018 - ZOLL Introduces the Z Vent for EMS and Hospital Use


Diane Egan
ZOLL Medical Corporation
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New Z Vent Transport Ventilator and ZOLL Respond App Debut       

OCTOBER 23, 2018—CHELMSFORD, MASS.— ZOLL® Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group Company that manufactures medical devices and related software solutions, today announced the launch of the company’s Z Vent™ transport ventilator for pre- and intra-hospital use.

Z Vent delivers a full range of ventilation options and is easy to use. With ZOLL’s unique Smart Help™ technology, Z Vent removes the complexity associated with many portable ventilators, as Smart Help provides on-screen prompts to quickly guide users through alarm resolution. Designed with a simple Touch, Turn and Confirm interface, Z Vent makes changing settings quick and intuitive.

Z Vent is the ideal transport ventilator. It weighs just 9.7 lbs. (4.4 kg.), has an internal compressor that consumes less than half the oxygen of other transport ventilators1, and comes with a 10-hour battery to ensure continued care during long transports.

Designed to surpass high military standards, Z Vent is resistant to dust, dirt, jetting water, and challenging weather elements. It has a temperature range of -13 to 120 F (-25 to +49C) and is proven to withstand a drop from over 1 meter, which allows it to operate at conditions that many hospital or home ventilators are not rated to endure.

In non-invasive ventilation modes, Z Vent’s Apnea Backup feature automatically ventilates patients when spontaneous breathing ceases, while Automatic Leak Compensation adjusts oxygen flow if a mask is ill-fitting.

While many transport ventilators are not designed for use with an MRI, Z Vent has an MRI conditional option to allow users to continue to provide high-quality ventilation from the ICU and into the MRI suite without sacrificing the level of treatment to the patient.

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, 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 Corporation, with operations in the material, homes, 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 and diagnostic reagents. With more than 30,000 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/.

1"Assessment of oxygen consumption from standard E cylinders by fluidic, turbine, and compressor style portable mechanical," BioMed Central Website. www.ccforum.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/cc4410. Accessed 7 Dec. 2017.

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