Delivers Consistent, High-quality Chest Compressions
June 7, 2018—CHELMSFORD, MASS.—ZOLL® Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group Company that manufactures medical devices and related software solutions, announced today that the Bath Regional Fire and Rescue Department is the first service among Canada’s four Atlantic provinces to install the AutoPulse® Resuscitation System.
The AutoPulse helps to improve blood flow to the heart and brain during SCA because of the unique, high-quality chest compressions it generates.
According to Stephen Armour, Bath Fire Chief, his department selected the AutoPulse because the AutoPulse is quick to apply and provides consistent, high-quality chest compressions while moving and transporting patients.
“The AutoPulse is so efficient to use,” said Armour. “During transport to the hospital, and especially during long transports in the many rural areas we serve, the AutoPulse continues high-quality chest compressions, something that’s not been possible with manual CPR.”
“By providing high-quality CPR on the move, the Auto Pulse also helps to ensure patient and rescuer safety during movement from the scene of the cardiac arrest to the back of the ambulance, as well as during transport to the hospital,” he added. “It also frees a paramedic to provide other interventions during transport.”
About the AutoPulse Resuscitation System
The AutoPulse® Resuscitation System provides high-quality automated CPR to victims of sudden cardiac arrest. Easy to use and battery operated, the AutoPulse squeezes the patient’s entire chest to improve blood flow to the heart and brain.1,2,3 The only device of its kind, the AutoPulse automatically sizes to the patient, and has shown improved outcomes in numerous clinical trials.4,5
Designed for Resuscitation on the Move™, a recent study showed that the AutoPulse had a significant survival benefit when compared to manual CPR when resuscitation efforts lasted longer than 16 minutes.6 In a meta-analysis of 12 comparative clinical trials, the AutoPulse improved the odds of return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) by 62% when compared to manual CPR.5
About Bath Regional Fire and Rescue
Bath Regional Fire and Rescue Department has eight emergency vehicles and employs a staff of nearly 25. The service responds to 60 to 80 calls per year in a territory of almost 1,040 square kilometers. For more information, visit email@example.com.
About ZOLL Medical Corporation
ZOLL Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group Company, develops and markets medical devices and software solutions that help advance emergency care and save lives, while increasing clinical and operational efficiencies. With products for defibrillation and monitoring, circulation and CPR feedback, data management, therapeutic temperature management, and ventilation, ZOLL provides a comprehensive set of technologies that help clinicians, EMS and fire professionals, and lay rescuers treat victims needing resuscitation and acute critical care. For more information, visit www.zoll.com.
About Asahi Kasei
The Asahi Kasei Group is a diversified group of companies led by holding company Asahi Kasei Corporation, with operations in the material, homes, and health care business sectors. Its health care operations include devices and systems for acute critical care, dialysis, therapeutic apheresis, transfusion, and manufacture of bio therapeutics, as well as pharmaceuticals and diagnostic reagents. With more than 30,000 employees around the world, the Asahi Kasei Group serves customers in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit www.asahi-kasei.co.jp/asahi/en/.
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4Wik L, et al. Resuscitation. 2014;85:741-748.
5Westfall M, et al. Critical Care Medicine. 2013;41(7):1782-9.
6Olsen JA, et al. Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica. 2015;60:222-229.
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