The Zoll Semi-Automatic External Defibrilator uses voice prompts and visual indicators to guide you through a resuscitation sequence that may include defibrillation and/or cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The unit incorporates the ZOLL Rectilinear Biphasic Defibrillation waveform and operates in either adult or paediatric mode.
Following attachment of electrodes to a victim’s chest, the defibrillator monitors the electrocardiographic (ECG) rhythm of the victim’s heart, analyses that rhythm, and determines whether the rhythm is shockable or non-shockable. When needed, defibrillation energy is delivered through these same electrodes. When the unit detects a shockable rhythm, it charges and issues the warning PRESS FLASHING SHOCK BUTTON. You then press the Shock Button to deliver the shock. You will then be prompted to perform CPR for a period of two minutes, after which the unit automatically initiates a new ECG analysis. Some versions of the AED Plus include a cover that can also be used as a PASS (Passive Airway Support System) to support the victim’s neck and shoulders in a position that assists in maintaining an open airway.