The ZOLL AED Plus® Intelligent Pediatric Capability includes voice and text prompts that tell rescuers that Pedi-padz® II are connected, ensuring that the proper defibrillator electrodes are being used. When a cardiac arrest occurs, the fact is that only half of the victims will need a shock. The other half requires cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Separate and specific algorithms for adults and children are used to analyze a victim’s heart rhythm. The ZOLL AED Plus can defibrillate children up to eight years of age, using the Pedi-padz II electrodes. Separate energy levels also have been incorporated for pediatric patients. Electronics in the AED Plus adjust defibrillating energy levels automatically so that suitable doses are delivered accurately, when needed. With ECG analysis designed specifically for a pediatric heart rate, coupled with appropriate defibrillation energy levels, the AED Plus can handle both adult and pediatric rescues.
Pedi-padz II electrodes are designed especially for use with the AED Plus, and are also compatible with professional defibrillators, allowing continuity of care. The AED Plus does not rely on a resistor or other hardware in the wires to reduce delivered energy. Anatomical diagrams on the package facilitate proper pad placement.