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 medical personnel in a variety of flight conditions.
The ZOLL AED Pro has been designed to withstand the harshest of environments. It is the only AED on the market that features an Ingress Protection rating of IP55 and 1.5 meter drop test, able to withstand searing heat, freezing cold, pounding rain and significant drops. The ZOLL AED Pro also features Real CPR Help, which gauges the depth and rate of chest compressions to assist the rescuer in improving the quality of CPR they are providing, and See-Thru CPR to allow the professional rescuer to view a patient’s underlying cardiac rhythm by filtering out CPR artifact. See-Thru CPR eliminates the need to stop chest compressions to see if defibrillation was successful.
This certification by the US Army adds the ZOLL AED Pro to ZOLL’s expanding list of airworthy products, which also includes the M Series CCT, the current Military PMI standard defibrillator, and the Power Infuser, an infusion pump that provides controlled delivery of blood and fluids. The CCT and Power Infuser have also been approved for all phases for flight for US Air Force aircraft.
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