Friday Funday – Defibrillators – Soma Technology Trivia

December 22, 2017
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Wheel of Fortune - Defibrillators - Zoll M-Series - Soma Technology, Inc.

Friday Funday – Defibrillators – Soma Technology Trivia

This device combines a defibrillator, ECG display, advanced monitoring capabilities, and Noninvasive Transcutaneous Pacing (NTP) with communication, data printing and recording capabilities in a single lightweight portable instrument. The unit has been designed for all resuscitation situations and its small, compact, lightweight design makes it ideal for accompanying patients during transport. This device is powered by AC or DC mains and an easily replaced battery pack that is quickly recharged in the device when its connected to AC or DC mains. In addition, the unit’s batteries may be recharged and tested using Zoll PowerCharger systems designed for standard interchangeable Zoll batteries.

The product is designed for use in both the hospital and the rugged EMS environment. All of its ruggedized features add to its durability in hospital applications. The device is a versatile automated external defibrillator with or without manual capacities and may be configured to operate in manual, advisory or semi-automated modes. Semi-automated versions of the device have a distinctive front panel with a single “ON” position. Conventional hospital style devices, which can be configured for manual, advisory or semi-automated operation, have a standardized Zoll operator interface.

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When operating in the manual configuration mode the device operates as a conventional defibrillator where the device’s charging and discharging is fully controlled by the operator. In advisory and semi-automatic modes, some features of the devices are automated and a sophisticated detection algorithm is used to identify ventricular fibrillation and determine the appropriateness of defibrillator shock delivery. Units may be configured to automatically charge, analyze, recharge, and prompt the operator to “Press Shock,” depending on local protocols. The unit is switched from the semi-automated mode to manual mode for ACLS use by pressing the appropriate soft key on the front panel.

This defibrillator assists caregivers during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) by evaluation the rate and depth of the chest compressions and providing feedback to the rescuer. Real CPR Help requires the use of CPR-D padz and the CPRD-to-MFC connector. Real CPR help is available in this device with software version 38.9 or higher.

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Information regarding the unit’s operation, patient ECG, and other physiological waveforms are displayed on a large 5.66-inch diagonal display which provides high contrast and visibility under virtually all lighting conditions, Operating and warning messages are displayed on the monitor and the unit can also be configured with voice prompts to alter the user and unit status. Self-diagnostic tests are performed when the instrument is turned on and the unit is periodically tested during operation.

A sophisticated data collection system, and optional internal summary report feature when the printer and PCMCIA cards are available for the unit. A PCMCIA card can be installed in the unit and record ECG and virtually all device data when the device is turned on. In addition, voice data from any incident around this device can also be recorded. The data stored on the PCMCIA card can be reviewed and archived on a properly equipped personal computer using Zoll Data Control software.

Some Zoll M-Series products are intended for use in the semi-automatic mode by first responders and emergency medical technicians certified by an appropriate federal, state or local government authority. Some M Series products are intended for use in manual mode by personnel certified by appropriate federal, state or local authority to provide advanced life support care. Some M-Series products are intended for use in the pre-hospital emergency medical care setting, indoors and outdoors, including first response vehicles, fire vehicles, basic and advanced level ambulances as well as by both Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) staff in hospitals under protocol control.

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