Technology | December 18, 2012

Zoll Launches First Pediatric Electrodes That Report CPR Quality

Pediatric solution provides optimal support for resuscitation of children

December 18, 2012 — Zoll Medical Corp. announced that its new U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared OneStep pediatric CPR electrodes are the only electrodes on the market with a built-in sensor that reports CPR quality on young children up to 8 years of age. The first-of-its-kind electrode provides optimal support for pediatric resuscitation when paired with the Zoll R Series monitor/defibrillator and CPR Dashboard.

The R Series offers extensive pediatric capabilities in a professional defibrillator with smart, simple and safe pediatric support. The OneStep pediatric CPR electrodes can be used for monitoring, pacing and defibrillation, as well as CPR.

“Too often, clinicians who treat children need to compromise and adapt devices designed for adults because there isn’t a pediatric version available,” said Jonathan Rennert, president of Zoll. “We recognize that the needs of children are different from adults and have provided a range of capabilities to support the special needs of the youngest patients.”

With the vast majority of pediatric arrests due to respiratory failure, the importance of high-quality CPR cannot be minimized. The 2010 American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines place a heavy emphasis on quality CPR. Without a built-in CPR sensor, it’s difficult to judge how hard clinicians are pushing when performing CPR on a child. The FDA-cleared CPR Dashboard for the R Series reports the actual depth and rate of compressions delivered. A CPR timer gauges the CPR periods for optimal ventilation, while a metronome is activated if the rate falls below 100 compressions per minute. CPR data can be reviewed after the code and used for quality improvements.

In addition, Zoll’s See-Thru CPR, a proprietary filter that allows clinicians to see if an organized rhythm is developing during CPR, is also active with the pediatric CPR pads. See-Thru CPR helps to reduce the duration of interruptions to CPR and speeds time to shock when indicated.

In the event of a cardiac arrest, as soon as the pediatric electrodes are placed on the patient, the R Series immediately adjusts its AED analysis algorithm to pediatric parameters in order to reduce the likelihood that a compensating rhythm will be terminated. This ensures that any unique pediatric ECG morphology will be accurately identified when a shock is indicated.

The R Series is designed with a focus on simplicity to minimize errors and confusion. When the pediatric electrodes are attached to the R Series, the shock energy is automatically lowered to a starting dose of 50 joules. The R Series then measures the actual patient impedance and adjusts accordingly, delivering sufficient current for effective conversion while not delivering inaccurate energy to the child. The R Series can be configured to automatically lower the setting to whatever dose is desired, even as low as one joule.

For more information: www.zoll.com

Related Content

Philips Receives FDA PMA for HeartStart OnSite and HeartStart Home Defibrillators

The Philips HeartStart OnSite automated external defibrillator. Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare.

Technology | Defibrillator Monitors | June 19, 2019
Philips announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the company’s premarket approval (PMA)...
HeartHero Personal Automated External Defibrillator Wins ACC.19 Innovation Challenge
News | Defibrillator Monitors | April 05, 2019
April 5, 2019 — Medical device startup HeartHero was the winner in the Innovation Challenge at the...
Stryker has recalled its LifePak 15 defibrillator-monitor system because it may lock up after delivering a shock to a patient. The defibrillator was originally made by Physio-Control, before being purchased by Stryker.

Stryker has initiated a field action to prevent its LifePak 15 defibrillator-monitor systems from locking up after delivering a shock to a patient. 

Feature | Defibrillator Monitors | February 04, 2019
February 4, 2019 — Stryker announced Feb.
The Zoll LifeVest wearable defibrillator was the subject of the VEST Trial

The Zoll LifeVest wearable defibrillator system was evaluated in the late-breaking VEST Trial presented at ACC 2018 earlier this year.

Feature | Defibrillator Monitors | July 10, 2018 | Michael J. Mirro, M.D.
Following the...
Rice University Students Improve AED Operation With Needle Pad

The automated external defibrillator add-on developed by Rice University students is a pad of needles that break through the skin's natural impedance barrier to deliver an electric shock to the heart of a patient in cardiac arrest. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)

News | Defibrillator Monitors | April 16, 2018
The skin presents a formidable barrier to life-saving defibrillators, but a team of students from Rice University...
Zoll Canada Equipping Province of Québec Paramedic Services with X Series Monitor/Defibrillators
News | Defibrillator Monitors | October 16, 2017
October 16, 2017 — Zoll Canada, a subsidiary of Zoll Medical Corp., announced it has won the tender to equip all ambu
Physio-Control Launches HeartSine samaritan PAD 360P Automated External Defibrillator in United States
Technology | Defibrillator Monitors | April 24, 2017
Physio-Control announced April 19 that the company’s HeartSine samaritan PAD 360P (SAM 360P) fully automatic external...
AEDs, automated external defibrillators, requirements, U.S. schools, JACC study
News | Defibrillator Monitors | March 30, 2017
Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are associated with increased survival of sudden cardiac arrest when installed...
Philips, FDA, class I recall, HeartStart MRx Monitor/Defibrillator
News | Defibrillator Monitors | March 28, 2017
Philips and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the company has initiated a recall of its HeartStart...
Overlay Init