The AED Plus responds to the rescuer’s compressions and guides the rescuer through CPR with Real CPR Help. It evaluates compressions and prompts: “START CPR,” “CONTINUE CPR,” “PUSH HARDER,” “GOOD COMPRESSIONS,” and also uses an adaptive metronome to speed you up. No other AED can see the rescuers’ chest compressions and guide them to the required depth and rate; the AED is capable of
letting the rescuer know when to begin CPR, and allows the rescuer to receive real-time depth and rate CPR feedback. A sensor in the pads that attaches to the patient lets the AED see each chest compression, then it guides you, with prompts and a real-time bar gauge, to the recommended depth and rate of compressions.
The Zoll AED Plus Series defibrillators are the only defibrillators on the market that give feedback on both depth and rate of compressions as recommended by the AHA, and the only defibrillators sold with electrodes and batteries that have a 5-year shelf life. The Zoll AED Plus provides feedback to “PUSH HARDER” and “CONTINUE CPR” if the required depth of 2″ – 2.4″ and the rate of 100 compressions per
minute are not met. It also administers self checks weekly, and will indicate readiness with a green checkmark near the unit’s handle so you can be certain of its ability to rescue. The cost of maintaining these AEDs is kept low by the long shelf life of Zoll’s electrodes and batteries.
The batteries are standard lithium 123 batteries that may be purchased at a local hardware store, or online. There is no need to special order batteries for this machine, buy them when needed without having to special order.