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What Good is an AED
that Only Works Half the Time?
When a cardiac arrest occurs, the fact is that only half
of the victims will need a shock. The other half require
high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
You deserve an automated external defibrillator (AED)
that helps you all the time, one that can actually see
when you are doing CPR and provide help. You need
more than just commands without assistance. That’s not smart, and it’s certainly not help.
Only ZOLL®’s AED Plus® features Real CPR Help,™ a tool that is able to actually see what you
are doing and provide feedback to help you do it well. Audio and visual prompts help you
rescue with confidence and clarity unmatched by any other AED.
Not pushing hard enough? It will tell you to push harder.
Pushing hard enough? It will say, “Good compressions.”
Not pushing fast enough? A metronome will lead you to the right rate.
It will even show you the depth of each compression.
In real time.
Not yet started? The AED Plus will tell you again to get started.
Compressions stopped? It will tell you to continue.
ZOLL believes an AED should not just deliver a shock. It should also help the rescuer
provide high-quality CPR. That’s why you need ZOLL’s AED Plus with Real CPR Help.
More than a Defibrillator
A Full-Rescue AED
The Chain of Survival
The best way to increase the chance of saving sudden
cardiac arrest (SCA) victims is to remember and follow
every link in the Chain: Early Access, Early CPR, Early
Defibrillation, and Early Advanced Care. Every step helps
save lives. Any break in the Chain compromises survival.
Ordinary AEDs only defibrillate. Rapid defibrillation is a
critical intervention to improve survival, but it is not enough.
While roughly half of unresponsive collapsed victims need
defibrillation, every one of them needs CPR.
Following the Chain of Survival requires more than just
attaching electrodes and delivering a shock. From checking
responsiveness, summoning help, and doing an “ABC” assessment
(Airway, Breathing, Circulation) to CPR and defibrillation,
the ZOLL AED Plus with Real CPR Help helps guide the
rescuer through the entire effort to rescue SCA victims.
The AED Plus Fully Supports the Rescuer
By focusing on the full Chain of Survival and providing Real
CPR Help, the AED Plus is the first and only Full-Rescue AED.
“AEDs are easy to use, while CPR and the ABCs remain difficult to perform. Based on
adherence to the Chain of Survival guidelines, however, those who used the ZOLL device
performed significantly better than those who used the other devices.” 3
Real CPR Help for Infrequent Rescuers When They Need it Most
A Complete Road Map for Resuscitation
A picture is worth a thousand words. The AED Plus’ unique graphical interface – pictures combined with
text displays and voice prompts – helps rescuers every step of the way. Lights on the pictures draw the rescuer’s
attention to actions in the proper sequence. Text and voice prompts correspond to the pictures and help the
rescuer perform every important life-saving action. These pictures and prompts assure that everything is done in
order, and that shocks, if required, are delivered rapidly.
One Electrode is Easier than Two
Ordinary AEDs require that the rescuer use two confusing electrodes. ZOLL’s Full-Rescue AED features
CPR-D•padz,™ a one-piece, pre-connected pair of electrodes with Real CPR Help. By using CPR hand
placement as the landmark, it is easy to place the CPR-D•padz,on the victim quickly. The CPR-D•padz,
also last five years – the longest shelf life of any electrodes sold today.
Intelligent Pediatric Capability
The ZOLL AED Plus can defibrillate children up to
eight years of age, using the pedi•padz® II electrodes.
When the pedi•padz II are connected, the AED Plus
recognizes that a pediatric rescue is in progress. With ECG
analysis developed specifically for a pediatric heart rate,
coupled with appropriate defibrillation energy levels, the AED Plus
can handle both adult and pediatric rescues.
Only One AED Provides Real CPR Help
Consumer Batteries for Convenience and Savings
The AED Plus is the only AED to use inexpensive, consumer lithium
batteries that are easy to replace and last five years in stand-by mode.
The ZOLL AED Plus Supports the Full Chain of Survival Best.9
The ZOLL AED Plus Improves CPR Performance the Most.10
ZOLL’s Rectilinear Biphasic Waveform
The ZOLL Rectilinear Biphasic™ waveform (RBW) is the only biphasic waveform
cleared by the FDA7 to be labeled as clinically superior to monophasic waveforms
for the conversion of ventricular fibrillation in high-impedance patients.8 It allows
the AED Plus to deliver more current than any other AED when it matters most.
Interactive Feedback for Rate and Depth
Inadequate compression rate and depth are common during CPR.4,5,6 Adult victims need
compressions at a rate of 100 per minute and at a depth of 11⁄2 to 2 inches.
Compressions must be done well to effectively move blood and oxygen.
ZOLL’s Real CPR Help converts compression data instantaneously from the CPR-D•padz,
and provides an adaptive metronome to help the rescuer with the proper rate and depth,
saying “Push harder” or “Good compressions,” as needed. It also shows CPR compression
depth on the display. ZOLL’s AED Plus is the only AED that can see your chest
compressions and guide you to the correct rate and depth during CPR. No other AED
provides Real CPR Help.
©2007 ZOLL Medical Corporation. All rights reserved.
“Advancing Resuscitation. Today.”, CPR-D•padz, Real CPR Help, and Rectilinear
Biphasic are trademarks of ZOLL Medical Corporation. ZOLL, AED Plus, AED Pro,
and pedi•padz are registered trademarks of ZOLL Medical Corporation.
All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
1. Hallstrom AP et al. The New England Journal of Medicine. 2004; 351:644.
2. 2005 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency
Cardiovascular Care, Part 4: Adult Basic Life Support. Circulation. 2005:112 (suppl IV):IV-19.
3. Miller SG et al. Prehospital Emergency Care. 2004; 8:91(abstract).
4. Moser DK et al. American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 1990; 489-503.
5. Kern KB et al. Resuscitation. 1998; 39:179-188.
6. Handley AJ, Handley JA. Resuscitation. 1995; 30:237-241.
7. FDA 510(k) Clearance K990762.
8. M Series Operator’s Guide, Rectilinear Biphasic Waveform Defibrillator Option Insert, 9650-0209-01:4-5.
For defibrillation of VF. “… data also must demonstrate the superior efficacy of low energy rectilinear
biphasic shocks in patients with high transthoracic impedance at 90%* confidence level.” *Kerber R, et al.
AHA Scientific Statement, Circulation. 1997; 95:1677-1682. For cardioversion of AF: “… data
demonstrate the superior efficacy of low energy rectilinear biphasic shocks compared to high energy
monophasic shocks for transthoracic cardioversion of atrial fibrillation.”
9. Miller SG et al. Prehospital Emergency Care. 2004; 8:91(abstract).
With more than 25 years of experience in
defibrillation, ZOLL is a pioneer in resuscitation
solutions. ZOLL develops technologies to help
advance the practice of resuscitation. With
products for pacing, defibrillation, circulation,
ventilation, data management, and fluid
resuscitation, ZOLL provides a comprehensive
set of technologies that can help clinicians, EMS
professionals, and infrequent rescuers resuscitate
sudden cardiac arrest and trauma victims.
AED Pro® (above right) provides advanced
capabilities for BLS and ALS users, including
EKG monitoring and manual defibrillation.
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