ZOLL Medical strongly supports changes in American Heart Association 2015 Guidelines

ZOLL Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group that manufactures medical devices and related software solutions, announced today that its fully integrated portfolio of resuscitation devices and data management solutions are uniquely capable of helping customers achieve the new recommendations of the 2015 AHA guidelines.Key changes to the 2015 Guidelines include: Establishing even more specific targets for depth and rate of chest compressions. Calling for measurement of CPR quality as part of a system of care. Emphasizing the need for the real-time CPR feedback to reliably determine CPR quality. Established recommendation for the new ResQCPR System. Expanding recommendation for cooling for comatose patience post ROSC All these move toward the goal of improving the CPR quality through technology.

Increasing the quality of CPR has been an ongoing commitment of ZOLL’s since 2002, when it was the first to introduce real-time CPR feedback in its AED Plus. Today, all ZOLL defibrillators, including the AED Plus,the R series,the X series, and the Propaq MD, feature Real CPR Help audio and visual feedback for the correct rate, depth, release, and tracking of idle time.

Additionally, the 2015 Guidelines recommend automated CPR devices, including the AutoPulse Resuscitation System, as class llb, citing their role in performing high-quality CPR when manual CPR is difficult to achieve, such as during patient transport or in the cath lab. ZOLL’s new ResQCPR System, the first and only CPR device indicated to improve survival from sudden cardiac arrest, was also recommended as class llb.

ZOLL’s RescueNet Case review and RescueNet Code Review services enable systems to allow for real-time debriefing and ongoing monitoring  of the quality of CPR as part of a system of care.

The new Guidelines expand the recommendation for post ROSC cooling to include all comatose patience, regardless of rhythm or location or arrest. ZOLL’s Thermogard XP Temparature management System is uniquely capable of helping hospitals achieve precise temperature control  for any recommended target between 32c and 36c. 

“We are very happy that the AHA has taken such a strong position on the need for comprehensive CPR feedback and monitoring of CPR quality,” says Jonathan A. Rennert, President of ZOLL. “These new Guidelines raise the bar for EMS and hospitals caregivers, and will help improve survival rates from sudden cardiac arrest.”

Cheers to ZOLL Medical Corporation Im supporting the changes in the American Heart Association 2015 Guidelines!




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