Industry News

The American Heart Association has released the 2010 Guidelines for CPR. This video has an overview of the changes. More to come….

The new Defibtech Lifeline View AED has features you won’t find on any other AED…including a video screen. Yes. Full-color video! But more on that in a minute. First, you’ll notice the Defibtech Lifeline View has a smaller footprint than its predecessor, known simply as the Lifeline, but he View has the same overall shape that won the original Lifeline so many design awards over the past few years. The engineers at Defibtech downsized their super-portable Lifeline while adding more features…and the View was born. The Defibtech Lifeline View has more detailed voice prompts including CPR coaching, full text prompting, …

You read that right! The newest AED on the market is from Defibtech and it’s called the Lifeline View AED. Not only does it tell you what to do in a sudden cardiac arrest emergency, but the VIDEO screen shows you how to do it with short, full-color video animations! These two layers of prompting help you with both energy delivery and CPR coaching. And the Defibtech Lifeline View AED works great with either the newer “Hands-Only” CPR method, or the traditional chest compression/rescue breathing combo…you get to choose! Get more information on this exciting new AED available now or take a look at …

Physio-Control is a legacy name in pre-hospital defibrillation. Premium LIFEPAK products have been popular for years, especially with fire and EMS agencies around the world. Now, we’re proud to offer Physio-Control’s great little value-priced AED called the LIFEPAK Express. It’s a variant of the popular LIFEPAK CR Plus AED and it’s designed for infrequent users which makes it perfect for schools, offices,  businesses and even home use! Check out the specs and price here and tell us what you think! And don’t forget…we’re on Twitter, too!

Physio-Control (a division of Medtronic, Inc) has announced they have resumed shipping their LIFEPAK line of AEDs. This means the LIFEPAK CR Plus and the LIFEPAK 1000 are now available for purchase. Call the AED Superstore at 800-544-0048 to speak with one of our knowledgable and friendly customer service representatives to place your order today!

A daily low-dose aspirin regimen is common for heart attack patients to prevent future occurrences. A report of a study released today suggests that healthy people may want to consider taking a pass. The study found that the risk of bleeding may outweigh the cardiac benefit.

Of $9 million appropriated by the Texas legislature to reimburse State public and private schools for purchases of automated external defibrillators (AEDs), $3.5 million remains unclaimed. Texas schools are still eligible to make an AED purchase under the reimbursement program until the November 14, 2008 deadline. AEDs are portable defibrillators used by lay people with CPR training to resuscitate victims of cardiac arrest and have been deployed on thousands of school campuses nationwide. Texas Senate Bill 7 mandates at least one AED per school campus. Reimbursements are facilitated by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Sources at TEA verified the funding …

An interesting news story hit the wires recently.  Welch Allyn Inc. and Zoll Medical Corp. announced a comprehensive strategic alliance with regard to research and development, manufacturing, sales and service, and distribution of Welch Allyn’s defibrillation and monitoring devices.  The two companies hope to capitalize on their complimentary strengths in the areas of operations and products by working together across multiple areas. Welch Allyn, a leader in sales of equipment and products for physician office practices, will continue to focus on sales of their AED 10™ to alternate care markets.  Zoll will likely become the manufacturer and exclusive supplier of AED 10 …

ZOLL Medical Corporation, makers of the ZOLL AED Plus and AED Pro, has announced that they have received notification of Airworthiness Release (AWR) from the US Army’s Research, Development, and Engineering Command for the ZOLL AED Pro.  This certification states that the AED Pro complies with the US Defense Department’s criteria for medical devices and can now be used aboard MEDEVAC helicopters. The ZOLL AED Pro has undergone extensive testing by the US Army’s Aeromedical Research Laboratory.  That testing included electromagnetic interference and compatibility, environmental and human factors testing in the laboratory, and also included in-flight assessments by engineers and …

The first AED we know of deployed into space is the Physio-Control LifePak 1000. The news was released today. Prior space missions used fully manual monitor/defibrillators. While we definitely expect extra electrode pads and batteries won’t be needed, we hope they got packed anyway. Outer space is beyond our delivery range.” We really like the post about it at MedGadget, too!

Koninklijke Philips Electronics, N.V. has applied for a patent for a CPR coaching device to be used in conjunction with, among other things, their defibrillator products. While there have been other combination CPR coaching and feedback devices available for some time, namely integrated into the AED line from ZOLL Medical Corporation as well as a stand-alone product, the Philips patent application shows their device to have some advanced capability. Specifically, it coaches the rescuer via voice prompts to “press “harder” or “softer” or “faster” or “slower,” during the chest compression phase of CPR. ZOLL’s “Real CPR Help®” is integrated into …

   Receive a $125 rebate for every Philips Heartstart OnSite AED you buy from the AED Superstore (www.aedsuperstore.com.) You’d better hurry…this rebate ends December 21, 2007!

     ZOLL’s unique single-piece electrode pads keep getting better and better! Known as their CPR-D padz, they were the first one-piece AED electrode system and came with an unprecedented 4-year shelf life and supported the ZOLL AED Plus‘ CPR feedback feature. Earlier this year ZOLL announced an extended shelf-life of 5-years for their CPR-D padz. Today, they proudly announce other key improvements like: Lower Profile CPR Sensor The new low profile shape of the CPR sensor lends itself to better contour to the victim’s chest resulting in a more even distribution of force and pressure. And…      Added …

     In late November 2005 the American Heart Association announced changes to the “rules” of CPR. The new way to perform CPR became known as “Guidelines 2005.” The new guidelines should have prompted all AED owners to upgrade their machines to conform to the new guidelines. Since the new ruling went into affect 2 years ago, Philips, makers of the OnSite, FRx, FR3, and other AED models, has announced a deadline for upgrade availability for their Heartstart line of automated external defibrillators. Owners of these devices have until December 31, 2007 to place their upgrade order with Philips Medical Systems. …

     Ask any doctor or paramedic who has been around awhile about what it was like to use an early model defibrillator and you’ll hear about how big and heavy they used to be. AEDs weren’t even on the radar back then. The very first external defibrillator was developed by Dr. Bernard Lown in the 1960’s after reading a paper written by Dr. Paul Zoll. (The ZOLL name should be familiar to our readers by now!) It weighed over 60 lbs and was anything but portable. But it was the first major step in changing the way sudden cardiac …

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