The ZOLL AED 3 Bridges Lay Rescuers and Medical Technology
The ZOLL AED 3 Bridges Lay Rescuers
In 2002, ZOLL® launched the AED Plus® defibrillator with real-time CPR feedback through Real CPR Help®. For the first time, rescuers received feedback for high-quality CPR. Today more than half a million AED Plus automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are providing medics and lay rescuers everywhere with the best support when treating victims of cardiac arrest. Now we’re taking it further: the ZOLL AED 3™ builds on our impressive experience and delivers unmatched support for rescuers together with low total cost of ownership.
The current guidelines of resuscitation councils throughout the world are clear: Successful defibrillation must be supported by high-quality CPR to ensure victims of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) have a higher chance of survival. But what is high-quality CPR? The Guidelines call for chest compressions at a rate of 100 to 120 per minute at a depth of 5 to 6 centimetres.
So how can rescuers tell if they are in compliance? The importance of early, uninterrupted chest compressions is emphasised throughout the Guidelines. Rescuers should not have to guess. They need certainty, and that certainty may well give them the power to save a life.
Enhanced Real CPR Help
Proven Real CPR Help technology has a full colour display with vivid rescue images, a CPR cycle timer and a large colour bar gauge that shows CPR compression depth. A calm voice prompts you with “PUSH HARDER” or “GOOD COMPRESSIONS”. The voice will tell you to pause while it completes a heart analysis and will then alert you if a shock is needed or if you should resume CPR until emergency personnel arrive.
Integrated Paediatric Rescue
The universal design of the CPR Uni-padz™ electrode pads gives rescuers a single, confident solution for both adult and paediatric victims of SCA. There is no need to change to a different set of paediatric pads to rescue a child. The Child mode is activated by pressing the Child button.
Longer-life pads and battery reduce cost and also improves emergency readiness by reducing the frequency of maintenance required. ZOLL’s CPR Uni-padz have an industry-leading shelf life of five years for both adult and paediatric victims. The ZOLL AED 3 incorporates a smart battery that can report its power level status on the device’s LCD screen or transmit it automatically over WiFi to your AED programme management. The battery lasts up to five years once installed and costs less than half the price of competitive smart batteries.
To ensure that your AED 3 is always ready for the rescue, you need to keep track of the status of your devices and have them ready to use. Doing so is now easier than ever with ZOLL’s Programme Management solution, which helps you monitor and manage one or multiple ZOLL AED 3 units; it provides seamless automated monitoring of battery and pad expiry dates as well as immediate notification of a failed self-test. If it ever detects a failure during its daily or weekly self-test, or even fails to report on time, PlusTrac immediately alerts your programme manager via email
The sooner, The Better
At 5 seconds (with fresh batteries), the AED 3 is one of the fastest AEDs available at delivering a shock after chest compressions stop. The current 2015 Guidelines state: “The delay between chest compression and defibrillation (the pre-shock pause) must be reduced to an absolute minimum. Even a [short] delay […] reduces the chance of a successful shock.”
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