The Zoll Fully Automatic AED Plus is an automatic external defibrillator (AED) that 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 automatically by the device without the user taking any action, through these same electrodes. When the unit detects a shockable rhythm, it charges and issues the warning SHOCK WILL BE DELIVERED IN THREE, TWO, ONE, followed by a loud shock tone. A shock is then delivered automatically by the unit. 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 Fully Automatic 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.