One Size Fits All
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.
Measuring Chest Compression with Real CPR Help
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.
Five-Year Shelf Life
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.
- A display screen that presents the elapsed time and number of shocks delivered, critical information needed by EMS personnel when they arrive.
- Real CPR Help. No other AED can see the rescuers chest compressions and guide them to the required depth and rate. Other AEDs make you guess when your compressions are deep enough. Only the AED Plus lets you know.
- A one-piece CPR-D-padz electrode for quick, easy application. Pull-tabs expose the conductive gel on each pad only when it is in direct contact with the skin, limiting the chance of gel contamination.
- A rescue accessory package attached to every CPR-D-padz that contains items critical to a successful rescue.
- A lid that acts as a “passive airway support” to maintain the victim’s open airway.
- A back-lit display screen that provides simultaneous text with every audio prompt, and a circle of lighted graphical icons that show what to do.
- Once installed the AED Plus has the lowest total cost of ownership of all AEDs on the market, especially when considering the logistics of tracking and changing pads and batteries over the life of the AED. Thanks to the long shelf life of the consumables, when you compare the cost of maintenance over 10 years, this AED is the most cost-effective unit to own. The AED Plus is powered by lithium batteries (available from retail outlets) that last five years, and the CPR-D-padz last five years as well.
Waveform: Rectilinear Biphasic
Defibrillator Charge Hold Time: 30 seconds
Energy Selection: Automatic preprogrammed selection (120J, 150J, 200J)
Patient Safety: All patient connections are electrically isolated
Charge Time: Less than 10 seconds with new batteries
Electrodes: ZOLL CPR-D-padz, pedi-padz® II or stat-padz® II
Self-test: Configurable automatic self-test from 1 to 7 days. Default = every 7 days. Monthly full-energy test (200J).
Automatic Self-Test Checks: Battery capacity, electrode connection, electrocardiogram
and charge/discharge circuits, microprocessor hardware and software, CPR circuitry and CPR-D sensor, and audio circuitry
CPR: Metronome Rate: Variable 60 to 100
CPM Depth: 3/4″ to 3.5″; 1.9 to 8.9 cm
Defibrillation Advisory: Evaluates electrode connection and patient ECG to determine if defibrillation
Shockable Rhythms: Ventricular fibrillation with average amplitude >100 microvolts and wide complex ventricular tachycardia with
rates greater than 150 BPM for adults, 200 BPM for pediatrics.
For ECG Analysis Algorithm sensitivity and specificity, refer to AED Plus Administrator’s Guide.
- Zoll AED PLUS with Cover
- pack of 10 CR123a batteries.
- Soft carry case.
- Operators Guide
ZOLL Medical Corporation (ZOLL) warrants to the Customer that from the date of installation, or thirty (30) days after the date of shipment from ZOLL’s facility, whichever first occurs, new ZOLL AED Plus, AED Pro, and M Series defibrillators will be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use and service for a period of five (5) years. Accessories and electrodes shall be warranted for ninety (90) days from date of shipment. During such period ZOLL will at no charge to the Customer, either repair or replace (at ZOLL’s sole option) any part of the equipment found to be defective in material or workmanship. If ZOLL’s inspection detects no defects in material or workmanship, ZOLL’s regular service charges shall apply.
The warranty associated with refurbished equipment is generally of shorter duration than that for new equipment. Warranty for refurbished equipment shall be set forth on the ZOLL invoice.
ZOLL shall not be responsible for any equipment defect, the failure of the equipment to perform any specified function, or any other nonconformance of the equipment caused by or attributable to: (i) any modification of the equipment by the Customer, unless such modification is made with the prior written approval of ZOLL; (ii) the use of the equipment with any associated or complementary equipment, accessory or software not supplied by ZOLL; (iii) any misuse or abuse of the equipment; (iv) exposure of the equipment to conditions beyond the environmental, power or operating constraints specified by ZOLL; or (v) installation or wiring of the equipment other than in accordance with ZOLL’s instructions.
This warranty does not cover items subject to normal wear and burnout during use, including but not limited to lamps, fuses, batteries, patient cables and accessories. The foregoing warranty does not apply to software included as part of the equipment (including software embodied in read-only memory, known as “firmware”). The foregoing warranty constitutes the exclusive remedy of the Customer and the exclusive liability of ZOLL for any breach of any warranty related to the equipment supplied hereunder. THE WARRANTY SET FORTH HEREIN IS EXCLUSIVE AND ZOLL EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES WHETHER WRITTEN, ORAL, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is SCA the same as a heart attack?
No. A heart attack is a condition in which the blood supply to the heart muscle is suddenly blocked, resulting in the death of the heart muscle. Heart attack victims usually (but not always) experience chest pain and usually remain conscious. Heart attacks are serious and sometimes will lead to SCA. However, SCA may occur independently from a heart attack and without warning signs. SCA results in death if not treated immediately.
What is an AED?
An AED (automated external defibrillator) is a device that analyzes and looks for shockable heart rhythms, advises the rescuer of the need for defibrillation, and delivers a shock if needed.
Will I hurt the victim by using an AED?
When used on people who are unresponsive and not breathing, the AED is extremely safe. The AED makes shock delivery decisions based upon the victim’s heart rhythm, and will only defibrillate a shockable rhythm.
What if I forget the steps for using an AED?
The steps for shocking an SCA victim are simple and straightforward. The ZOLL® AED Plus® provides visual and audio prompts to guide you through the entire resuscitation process. The most difficult part is recognizing the need for defibrillation.
Should I perform CPR first or apply electrode pads from the AED?
Start CPR immediately. Once the AED is present, apply the electrode pads to the victim’s bare chest and follow the AED’s voice prompts and messages. It will tell you when to resume CPR.
If defibrillation is so important, why should I do CPR?
CPR provides some circulation of oxygen-rich blood to the victim’s heart and brain. This circulation delays both brain death and the death of heart muscle. CPR also makes the heart more likely to respond to defibrillation.
Can I be sued using an AED?
To date there has never been a case where someone was held liable for using an AED, but as you know, anyone can be sued. However, most states have passed “Good Samaritan” legislation protecting the lay rescuer from lawsuits.
Can I accidentally shock another rescuer or myself?
AEDs are extremely safe when used properly. The electric shock is programmed to go from one electrode pad to another through the victim’s chest. Basic precautions, such as verbally warning others to stand clear and visually checking the area before and during the shock, can ensure the safety of rescuers.
Do I need to remove the electrode pads before performing CPR?
No. The electrode pads remain on throughout the resuscitation and until the victim is transferred to advanced care providers such as the paramedics. If the electrode pads are in their correct locations on the victim’s chest, they will not interfere with proper hand placement or compressions.
Should I use the AED if the victim has a pacemaker or is pregnant?
Yes, never withhold AED use from a person in SCA.
Can I defibrillate on a wet surface?
Yes, as long as the usual safety rules are observed. Be sure the victim’s chest is wiped dry. Keep the electrode pads away from a damp or conductive surface.
Can I defibrillate on or near a metal surface?
Yes, as long as the usual safety rules are observed. Keep the electrode pads away from contact with the conductive surface. Be sure not to allow anyone to touch the victim when a shock is delivered.
Why is it so important to be sure that the electrode pads are firmly adhered to a clean, dry chest?
Successful defibrillation requires electricity to flow from one electrode pad to the other through the chest. If the electrode pads are not firmly adhered and there is sweat or another conductive material between the electrode pads, the electricity will be more likely to flow across the chest rather than through it. This will result in ineffective defibrillation and an increased chance of sparks and fire.
What if I have a child victim?
You should use pediatric electrode pads, which carry a lower charge to the child in SCA.
I used an AED on an SCA victim and the AED always prompted “No Shock Advised.” Even with CPR the victim did not survive. Why didn’t the AED shock this victim?
Although VF is the most common rhythm in cardiac arrest, it is not the only one. The AED will only shock VF or VT (ventricular tachycardia), which is a very weak but fast heart rhythm. There are other heart rhythms associated with SCA that are not treated with defibrillation shocks. A “No Shock Advised” message doesn’t mean the victim’s heart rhythm is back to normal.
What if I’m not certain whether or not I need to use an AED?
Remember this rule: Only use an AED on someone you would do CPR on—unresponsive and not breathing.