The differences between the various Zoll electrode pads

These pads are suitable for the Zoll AED Plus and the Zoll AED Pro. Which ones should you choose?  In the overview below we have set out the differences that may help to make your choice easier.

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 As you can see there are 4 types. All of these electrode pads can be used with the Zoll AED Plus and the Zoll AED Pro and are interchangeable with the professional monitors/ defibrillators from Zoll that are used by ambulance services. All these sets can be used once only. After they have been removed from their sealed package they must be used straightaway.  Electrode pads have a limited shelf life because the conductivity of the adhesive gel that will decrease with time.

Zoll CPR/D Padz (are.8900-0800-01)
These pads are the preferred pads for the Zoll AEDs as they have been developed for maximum  convenience. Each pad has been made from one piece, which makes accurate positioning easier. These pads have a sensor that measure the depth of the chest compressions. The AED responds to these measurements by giving extra instructions such as ‘press harder’. Better chest compressions will help to increase the chances of survival. The CPR/D pads have a 5 years shelf life. This explains the higher purchase price compared to the other Zoll electrode pads. These electrode pads are  intended for adults.

Zoll CPR Stat Padz (art.8900-0400)
The CPR Stat Padz are not made out of one piece like the CPR/D pads, but are provided with a sensor. These pads are made for the aid worker who welcomes extra instructions but not one-piece pads. These electrodes may also prove advantageous when the AED is used regularly. Their price is lower, all functionality is preserved and their shorter shelf life (about 2 years) is less important. These sets are intended for adult uses.

Stat Padz II (art. 8900-0801-01 Zoll)
Stat Padz are sold widely to people who have no interest in the CPR-feedback of the Zoll AEDs; no sensor is attached to the pads and there is no feedback. This product is made for the very CPR experienced aid worker who would not benefit much from CPR feedback. The electrodes are only connected to each other through a cable and are therefore not made out of one piece. These are the most favourably priced electrode pads and have a shelf life of approximately two years.

Zoll Pedi Padz (art. 8900-0810-01)
The Pedi Padz are intended for children up to 8 years of age or about 25 kg of body weight.

These electrodes guide the energy level of the shock downwards in order to provide optimum therapeutic benefit to smaller bodies.  It is good practice to keep paediatric pads in the vicinity of the AED when it is kept  in a place where many children are present.

Defibrillator call for all soccer stadia in world

13 August 2013

Bolton

EVERY football pitch around the globe should have emergency care equipment on hand to help treat any players that suffer the same condition as    former footballer Fabrice Muamba, experts have said.

The ex-Bolton Wanderers midfielder was effectively dead for more than an hour when he collapsed following a cardiac arrest during an FA Cup match  last year.

Now researchers have said officials at games around the world should adopt a universal standard of emergency medical care. In June this year, the  emergency medical bag was sent to all of the 209 member associations of Fifa.

And the guidance on sudden cardiac arrest – the leading cause of sudden death in football – outlines “fundamental measures” to prevent a player dying from the condition, the experts said.

Zoll training unit now complies with new reanimation guidelines

Zoll announced that their training unit type II is available again and that this unit complies with the new CPR guidelines.

According to Zoll there haven’t been any changes to the guidelines with regard to spoken instructions. Since the Zoll trainer doesn’t measure the depth of chest compressions, there is no need for an upgrade. For the same reason Zoll announced there won’t be an upgrade for the older type II trainingsunits either.

The first new trainingsunits have been available from the end of April.