CHELMSFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ZOLL Medical Corporation (NasdaqGS: ZOLL) today announced that a PocketCPR® training application (app) for iPhone is now available from the Apple iTunes App Store for $5.99. PocketCPR for iPhone can be used in all CPR training programs or for individual practice at any time. The new app will prepare both professionals and lay rescuers to perform CPR for victims of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).
Using Real CPR Help®, the same proprietary technology found in all ZOLL defibrillators and AEDs, PocketCPR for iPhone provides CPR training with real-time feedback on the rate and depth of compressions. The app provides clear visual and audio step-by-step instructions and feedback to guide CPR practice and also reinforces the American Heart Association and International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (AHA/ILCOR) recommendations on CPR.
With practice on a manikin or resilient foam cushion, the iPhone’s internal accelerometer measures the movement of the user’s hands as simulated chest compressions are delivered. The visual and audio feedback helps to guide the user to the AHA/ILCOR recommended rate of 100 compressions per minute and depth of 1½ to 2 inches.
“PocketCPR® for iPhone is a training app and is not cleared by the FDA for rescue use. With over 40 million iPhones and iPod Touches in use, providing an easy-to-use application through which the public can learn CPR could significantly help improve outcomes from SCA, the leading cause of unexpected death,” said Mark Totman, President of ZOLL’s Bio-Detek subsidiary that developed the application. “We hope in the future a similar application can be cleared by the FDA for clinical use.”
Over 325,000 Americans die each year from SCA and it is believed that over 70 percent of the time, SCA occurs in the presence of a family member or acquaintance. High quality chest compressions can mean the difference between life and death.
How to Purchase
To purchase the app or view more about it, any user of an iPhone or iPod Touch needs to enter the App Store from their device, or via iTunes on their computer, using PocketCPR as the search term. When the PocketCPR for iPhone icons appears, click the Buy App icon to purchase the training tool. Or click the initial icon to access the description page. Any iTunes user, regardless of whether they own an iPhone or iPod, can purchase the app just like they would purchase a song or video though the iTunes store. For more information and a demo, visit www.pocketcpr.com/iphone.html.
About ZOLL Medical Corporation
ZOLL Medical Corporation 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, fluid resuscitation, and therapeutic temperature management, ZOLL provides a comprehensive set of technologies which help clinicians, EMS and fire professionals, and lay rescuers treat victims needing resuscitation and critical care. Bio-Detek, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ZOLL Medical Corporation based in Pawtucket, R.I.
A NASDAQ Global Select company and a Forbes 100 Most Trustworthy Company for the past three years, ZOLL develops and manufactures its products in the United States, in California, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island. More than 400 direct sales and service representatives, 1,100 business partners, and 200 independent representatives serve our customers in over 140 countries around the globe. For more information, visit www.zoll.com.
Certain statements contained in this press release, including statements regarding the future business of the Company, and other statements contained herein regarding matters that are not historical facts, are “forward-looking” statements (as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). Because such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those factors discussed in the section entitled “Risk Factors” in the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on August 7, 2009. You should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements in this press release, and the Company disavows any obligation to update or supplement those statements in the event of any changes in the facts, circumstances, or expectations that underlie those statements.
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