Free PocketCPR iPhone Training App Available for February Heart Month

. February 2, 2010 . 0 Comments

ZOLL Medical Corporation (NasdaqGS: ZOLL) today announced that the Company is offering its PocketCPR® training app for iPhone as a free download from the Apple iTunes App Store during February in recognition of the American Heart Association’s American Heart Month.
PocketCPR for iPhone is a training app only, and can be used in all CPR training programs or for individual practice at any time. The app will prepare both professionals and lay rescuers to perform CPR for victims of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). PocketCPR® for iPhone is not cleared by the FDA for rescue use.

“Response to the Pocket CPR for iPhone app has been tremendous. Since we first introduced it last November, we’ve had over 35,000 downloads from more than 60 countries,” said Mark Totman, President of ZOLL’s Bio-Detek subsidiary that developed the application. “Providing an easy-to-use application and practicing CPR could significantly help improve outcomes from SCA, the leading cause of unexpected death.”

Pocket CPR for iPhone walks the student through all of the steps of CPR, and then uses Real CPR Help®, the same technology found in all ZOLL defibrillators, to give feedback on whether or not he or she is compressing to the right depth and to the correct rate. The app provides clear visual and audio step-by-step instructions and feedback to guide CPR practice. It also reinforces the American Heart Association and International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (AHA/ILCOR) recommendations on CPR.

With practice on a manikin or a 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.

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. Knowing how to do high quality chest compressions and quick action can mean the difference between life and death.

To Download the Free App

To download the free app or view more about it, users of an iPhone or iPod Touch need 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 download 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 download the app just like they would download 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.

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