ZOLL Medical Employees Trained as Potential Lifesavers and Issued an AED Plus

Runcorn, Cheshire, UK—June 26, 2014—ZOLL Medical U.K. Ltd launched an AED program to all members of staff enabling them to learn basic life support skills and be issued an AED Plus® defibrillator in the event they witness someone in cardiac arrest.The training session was conducted by David McNally, community resuscitation manager at North West Ambulance Service today at ZOLL’s head office in Runcorn, Cheshire.

ZOLL Staff AED Program 2

Pictured from left: Adrian Waller, Mike Wilmot, Jo Wilson, John Jackson, Andy Egerton, Gillian McCarry, Mikaela Short, Amy Holliday, Kim Rawcliffe, Christine Grace, Jill Garratt, David Young, Billy McBrinn, Mark Webster, Idris Chanchwella and Isabelle Alexander. Front centre: Steve Dommett.

Not pictured: Anna Cross, Lynsey Trownson, Karen Coleman, Angharad Roberts, Chris Harley and Lyndsey Westcott.


Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of unexpected death worldwide and strikes without warning. It affects over 60,000 people annually in the UK. Currently, survival rates for victims suffering SCA in the UK are between 2 and 12%.  Without high-quality CPR and early defibrillation the victim’s chances of survival decrease by 10% every minute. Many studies have shown that survival can improve dramatically if members of the community are trained in the delivery of high-quality CPR and in the use of an AED.

“At ZOLL Medical we are all working towards an ultimate goal to help save lives. Whether that be through providing resuscitation equipment to the community, ambulances or hospitals, or through customer, technical and financial support to ensure our products are strategically placed to help save lives when they are needed. We understand the importance of high-quality CPR and early defibrillation in helping to save lives and as such are keen to ensure all our employees have the opportunity to learn essential life-saving skills and be issued with an AED in the event they witness someone in cardiac arrest,” said Adrian Waller, public access defibrillator manager, ZOLL Medical U.K. Ltd.”

David McNally, community resuscitation manager at North West Ambulance Service commented, “As a Trust we are working to put AEDs in as many places as possible to help improve the survival rate from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. When ZOLL approached us to run the training session for their employees we were keen to support them to help get more AEDs into the community as well as people who are trained to use them.”

ZOLL Medical U.K. Ltd will continue to support their employees with this ongoing AED program and consider other ways in which they can help to save lives from sudden cardiac arrest.

About the AED Plus

The ZOLL AED Plus is the first and only Full-Rescue AED that provides Real CPR Help® for the depth and rate of chest compressions during CPR. This feedback technology helps rescuers provide high-quality manual CPR with real-time audio and visual feedback to help them achieve the proper depth and rate of CPR chest compressions. The AED Plus guides rescuers through the complete Chain of Survival, helping all sudden cardiac arrest victims, not just those who need a shock. 

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, and therapeutic temperature management, ZOLL provides a comprehensive set of technologies that help clinicians, EMS and fire professionals, and lay rescuers treat victims needing resuscitation and critical care. For more information, visit www.zoll.com.

Media Contact:

Anna Cross

Marketing Executive at ZOLL Medical U.K. Ltd

[email protected]

01928 595 170 (Direct line)

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