ZOLL, Costa Rica Chamber of Hotels Market Public Access Defibrillators
Dec 22, 2003
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ZOLL Medical Corporation (Chelmsford, MA, U.S.), manufacturer of non-invasive cardiac resuscitation devices, announced it signed a strategic agreement through its distributor Cia Farmin, S.A., with the Costa Rica Chamber of Hotels to market and sell ZOLL's products to its membership of 248 hotels.

The first member to take advantage of this arrangement is the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, which purchased a ZOLL M Series(TM) with AED capability for the resort's medical clinic being built at the Papagayo Peninsula in Guanacaste, on the northwest coast of Costa Rica. Cia Farmin also is marketing and selling ZOLL's automated external defibrillator (AED) known as the ZOLL AED Plus(TM) with instantaneous CPR Feedback.

According to the company, the ZOLL AED Plus(TM) also has a one-piece pre-connected electrode, known as the CPR-D-padz(TM), which applies to a patient's chest. Its patented technology offers an unmatched four-year shelf life, twice that of others on the market. The CPR-D-padz includes a hand-placement locator that accurately measures CPR compressions, allowing for feedback on proper rate and depth.

"While the M Series is designed for trained medical professionals, the AED Plus is intended specifically for first responders, including non-medical personnel," said Richard A. Packer, president and CEO of ZOLL. "It is the only AED available today that coaches rescuers through all steps of the American Heart Association's Chain of Survival by providing vital visual and audio cues to ensure effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and defibrillation."

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