ZOLL Canada, a subsidiary of ZOLL® Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group company that manufactures medical devices and related software solutions, announced today that it has won the tender to equip all ambulances in the Province of Quebec with the ZOLL X Series® Monitor/Defibrillator. The purchase of 866 X Series was negotiated by GACEQ (Groupe d’approvisionement en commun de l’Est Qué).
The X Series weighs just 5.3 kilograms (less than 12 pounds), and is about twice as light as what most paramedics carry today. It is built on an expandable platform that delivers the capabilities one would expect from a full-featured monitor and is designed for use with all patients, ranging from neonates through adults. This state-of-the art monitor is equipped with WiFi, faster at measuring vital signs, and better at measuring carbon dioxide levels.
“Once a person is in cardiac arrest, it’s a matter of life or death. The X Series lets first responders assess the patient’s needs as soon as possible and wirelessly transmit critical information to a receiving hospital so clinicians are prepared when the patient arrives,” said A. Ernest Whiton, President of ZOLL Resuscitation. “Wireless transmission allows paramedics and hospital staff to work as a team and start treating the patient without delay.”
CPR support technology on the X Series includes Real CPR Help®, See-Thru CPR®, and the CPR Dashboard™. These technologies include the capacity to capture and analyze CPR quality, an important and integral component to improving outcomes from sudden cardiac arrest. High-quality CPR is crucial to patient survival from sudden cardiac arrest.
These technologies will enable Province of Québec paramedics to know in real-time if they are pushing hard enough and fast enough to meet American Heart Association (AHA) CPR guidelines, and also know how long they are off the chest between pauses in chest compressions.
About Province of Québec Paramedics
The Province of Quebec Paramedics provides essential pre-hospital emergency services to over 8 million people across 16 regions. Numerous organizations provide ambulance services, including private companies, co-operatives, and Urgence-santé. These companies manage over 5,500 paramedics and operate a fleet of 689 ambulances.
About ZOLL Medical Corporation
ZOLL Medical Corporation (zoll.com), an Asahi Kasei Group Company, develops and markets medical devices and software solutions that help advance emergency care and save lives, while increasing clinical and operational efficiencies. With products for defibrillation and monitoring, circulation and CPR feedback, data management, therapeutic temperature management, and ventilation, ZOLL provides a comprehensive set of technologies that help clinicians, EMS and fire professionals, and lay rescuers treat victims needing resuscitation and acute critical care.
About Asahi Kasei
The Asahi Kasei Group (asahi-kasei.co.jp) is a diversified group of companies led by holding company Asahi Kasei Corp., with operations in the material, homes, and health care business sectors. Its health care operations include devices and systems for acute critical care, dialysis, therapeutic apheresis, transfusion, and manufacture of biotherapeutics, as well as pharmaceuticals and diagnostic reagents. With more than 30,000 employees around the world, the Asahi Kasei Group serves customers in more than 100 countries.
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