When it comes to helping a victim of sudden cardiac arrest, not all AEDs are created equal.
Unlike other AEDs, ZOLL AEDs support rescuers with integrated, real-time feedback on compression rate and depth. Recommended by medical professionals, the ZOLL AED Plus defibrillator with Real CPR Help technology guides rescuers in performing high-quality CPR and provides integrated audio and visual feedback to support you throughout the rescue.
This package includes:
Lives are not saved by AEDs alone. People save lives - using AEDs. Real CPR Help guides you in delivering high-quality CPR. Integrated, real-time feedback provides visual and audio prompts to "Push Harder" or confirms when you are doing "Good Compressions," keeping you on track to administer potentially life-saving CPR.
In addition to step-by-step audio prompts, Real CPR Help technology includes a compression depth indicator that provides real-time visual guidance to help you deliver the best possible CPR.
The force required to depress the chest during CPR varies with the patient’s size and build. The standard measure of chest compression quality, however, is not force but depth. The Real CPR Help® technology in ZOLL’s CPR-D-padz® includes a hand-placement locator, an accelerometer, electronics, and a processing algorithm that work together to measure vertical displacement in space as each compression occurs.
Your AED needs to be ready to use at a moment's notice. The AED Plus defibrillator can withstand many environmental conditions and has an automatic self-test capability, so you can be sure it's ready for the rescue. And an industry-leading five-year shelf life for batteries and pads means fewer replacements, less maintenance, and a low total cost of ownership.
ZOLL’s one-piece electrode design accounts for anatomical variation. Based on extensive human data, CPR-D-padz meet the anthropometric chest characteristics of 99% of the population. If needed, the lower (apex) electrode can be separated and adjusted to accommodate the remaining 1% of the population.
Affixing two separate electrode pads to the patient’s bare chest can be confusing to a lay rescuer.
ZOLL’s CPR-D-padz simplify this step by guiding placement of the red crosshairs at the center of the imaginary line connecting the patient’s nipples. Once in place, the hand-locator and the two electrode pads fall naturally into optimal position for both defibrillation and CPR.
All AED electrodes transmit defibrillating electricity into the patient via metal in close contact with a salt-infused gel that is positioned between the metal and the skin. Over time, however, the salt in the gel will corrode the metal and eventually compromise electrode functionality. ZOLL’s novel electrode design includes a sacrificial element that prevents significant corrosion for five years, which is unmatched in the market today.
Real CPR Help provides real-time CPR feedback on the rate and depth of chest compressions
Audio prompts and visual icons complement the American Heart Association's Chain of Survival
Easy-to-place, one-piece CPR-D-padz electrodes with a 5-year shelf life
Fully automatic feature available - unit will deliver a shock on its own when a shockable heart rhythm is detected (semi-automatic will prompt to deliver shock with the push of a button)
Rugged design with an IP (ingress protection) rating of IP55 for dust and water
Can withstand conditions like extreme temperature, altitude, vibration, and shock
Off-the-shelf lithium batteries (Duracell 123a) with a 5-year battery life
Intelligent pediatric capability: Pedi-padz pediatric electrodes can be purchased separately for children up to 8 years old or weighing less than 55 pounds
Automatic self-testing helps ensure a state of readiness
Soft carry case for easy travel
5-year warranty (7-year warranty with online registration)
The major benefit of the AED Plus? The best possible support for a rescuer who is trying to save a life. The best AED is not one that is as simple as possible. It's the AED that provides the best support during the rescue.
Research shows that half of all rescues begin with a heart analysis that tells the rescuer "no shock advised." Once you hear this, CPR is the only hope for the ill or injured person. If you do high-quality CPR, you may get to push that shock button. Will your AED help you do the most effective CPR you can do? If it's not from ZOLL, it's blind and cannot tell you if your compressions are deep enough.
ZOLL believes that an AED that works needs to both provide a shock and support CPR. AEDs that can't see your CPR can't really help improve your CPR.
When is high-quality CPR needed most? Right after a shock has been delivered! The most important thing CPR does is deliver oxygenated blood to the heart. A heart that has just been shocked but is not receiving blood from CPR may not make it. Shocking without CPR is like trying to start a car with a good battery, but no gas in the tank. Once you turn the key, it needs gas. In a rescue, once the shock is delivered, CPR provides the gas.
The AHA's 2010 Guidelines (pg.S706) show that the chances of survival for a collapsed person who gets no CPR decreases at 10% per minute. After 10 minutes without CPR, the chances for survival are at zero. But, with high-quality CPR (at least 100 compressions per minute and at least 2 inches deep), chances of survival only decrease at 4% per minute. After 10 minutes of high-quality CPR, chances of survival are still 60%.
Evacuates blood from a distended heart. When a person collapses, the arteries stop moving blood, but the veins continue delivering blood to the heart over the next 4 to 5 minutes, as the heart becomes distended (filled with blood but not pumping). Even if the heart is in ventricular fibrillation (VF), it needs CPR to evacuate the blood it has filled up with before a shock can be effective.
Moves oxygenated blood to the brain and helps to reduce brain damage, keeps the person alive longer, and leads to improved quality of life if the person survives.
Moves oxygenated blood to the heart (most important part of CPR!) Resucitation requires 2 things: shocking the heart and delivering blood to the heart.