Thursday, September 25, 2008

ZOLL Real CPR Help

The 2005 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care make it clear—in most emergencies, the quality of CPR provided by the rescuer can make the difference between life and death.

What if you knew real-time how well you are performing CPR?
What if a defibrillator could tell you that you are doing good chest compressions?
What if you could capture all that data for CPR review, training and analysis?

Can all this be possible? With ZOLL products the answer is yes, today.
ZOLL was the first to introduce technology to help improve CPR performance in 2002. ZOLL calls this technology Real CPR Help®, which is a standard feature on all of ZOLL’s defibrillators. This gives rescuer the best real-time feedback to optimize the patient’s opportunity for a return to spontaneous circulation.

With ZOLL products, all rescuers will get the following feedback and prompting for help in providing effective manual CPR.

Compression Depth Indicator
Consistently achieve the depth of cardiac compression according to the AHA recommended depth of 1.5 to 2 inches.

Compression Rate Indicator
Easily achieve the compression rate of 100 CPM through a metronome beep that is easy to follow.

Lapse Time Indicator
Raises awareness of CPR interruptions by displaying the elapsed time from when the last compression was delivered.

CPR Index™
A ZOLL exclusive which combines the important functions of compression rate, depth and interruption times all into one visual indicator. Maintaining maximum value (full indicator) guarantees performance to AHA Guidelines.

Audio/Message Prompting
Voice and message prompting helps the rescuer achieve optimal CPR compressions. Feedback such as “PUSH HARDER” helps accomplish quality compressions quickly, resulting in a reinforcing message, “GOOD COMPRESSIONS”. To minimize CPR idle time, “CONTINUE CPR” is another important feedback reminder.

Data Transmission
All our product lines have the capability to transmit CPR data, offering the ability for complete resuscitation review and playback.

Real CPR Help is accomplished with our quick and easy to apply OneStep™ Electrode Pads and CPR-D Padz®. There is no compromise to code readiness with cumbersome extra electrodes to manage and position on the patient before you get valuable real CPR data.

The Ultimate CPR Help
Until now, there has been no practical adjunct to manual CPR. ZOLL is the first and only company to offer a solution in 2003 with the AutoPulse® Non-invasive Cardiac Support Pump. Its unique load-distributing LifeBand® squeezes a wide surface area of the chest, helping to move more blood more effectively than is possible with human hands. As a result, victims receive consistent high-quality chest compressions that improve blood flow, minimize no-flow time and increase the likelihood of survival. Further, adding the AutoPulse to your “code” team will free up personnel for other critical tasks. The AutoPulse is completely integrated for use with ZOLL’s defibrillators, electrodes and data management systems. Learn more about the AutoPulse.

For ZOLL, it’s about offering technology for real help when rescuers need it most. Whether it’s helping you with manual CPR, automating the delivery of cardiac compressions, or using data to help improve performance, at ZOLL, we believe that our technology will help rescuers to be more efficient and effective when it counts most.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Masimo Initiates Limited Release of First-ever Noninvasive and Continuous Hemoglobin Monitors

Irvine, California – September 15, 2008 – Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI), the inventor of Pulse CO-Oximetry and Measure-Through-Motion-and-Low-Perfusion pulse oximetry, today announced limited release of its noninvasive and continuous hemoglobin (SpHb™) and oxygen content (SpOC™) monitors, Radical-7 and Rad-87. Masimo also announced the FDA 510(k) clearance of its latest Rainbow family of adhesive sensors capable of noninvasively measuring total hemoglobin and oxygen content, along with oxygen saturation (SpO2), pulse rate, pleth variability index (PVI), and methemoglobin (SpMet®), for use with Masimo Rainbow SET-enabled devices.

The limited release of Masimo Radical-7 and Rad-87 Pulse CO-Oximeters with noninvasive and continuous total hemoglobin technology will allow select hospitals around the world to be the first to pioneer a breakthrough technology that may make it safer, faster, and easier for healthcare professionals to measure hemoglobin—without removing a drop of blood. Hospitals purchasing noninvasive hemoglobin devices and selected for the limited product release will work closely with Masimo to implement the technology in their facilities and provide data on its impact on patient care.