The Cardiac Science Zoll Defibrillator Portable Defib Trainer is manufactured while keeping in mind the guidelines of American Heart Association (AHA) and the curriculum of Heartsaver AED Anytime Personal Learning Program which ensures that a trainee will be able to use any automated external defibrillator after completion of training on this AED Trainer. The AED Trainer also has 8 preprogrammed simulated rescue scenarios to give a trainee maximum exposure to emergency medical situations. The infrared, wireless remote control allows the instructor to advance the rescue stages or pause and interrupt a scenario for imparting additional information. The voice prompts given by Cardiac Science AED Trainer are same as the ones the trainees would hear in an actual situation.
This device provides the instructor with the flexibility to change the rescue scenarios according to the needs of the class, the simulated cardiac rhythms can also be changed from shockable to non-shockable. It also allows the instructor to monitor the skills of students while they are going through the simulated rescue attempts. The trainer can also select any of the multiple languages, such as French, Spanish, Greek, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Dutch, etc. This Zoll Defibrillator Portable Defib Trainer works with various AEDs like Powertheart AED G3, Powerheart AED G3 Automatic, and FirstSave AED G3.
The benefit of using Zoll Defibrillator Portable Defib Trainers for teaching the trainees is that it is the most cost-effective method. The training electrodes are reusable and can be used with a variety of CPR manikins. This training device is powered with economical alkaline D-cell batteries and only two AAA batteries are needed for remote control. Another benefit of Cardiac Science AED Trainer is that it is made in accordance with the actual AED devices. The real automated external defibrillators are available in two types—automatic and semi-automatic, the Cardiac Science AED Trainer can be configured in both automatic and semi-automatic training modes. A trainee will be able to operate both types of AED devices easily after training on this unique AED Trainer.
With the increase in awareness about Zoll Defibrillator Portable Defib, the companies and organizations need to be prepared to tackle a situation involving cardiac emergency or they face greater threat of being involved in a law suit. In fact, there have been instances where lawsuits were filed for not having an AED. In 1996, Busch Gardens had to pay $ 500,000 in damages to the plaintiff for death of her teenage daughter as the employees of Busch Gardens were not trained to provide emergency care. Lufthansa Airlines was sued for not being able to treat a passenger victimized by sudden cardiac arrest. A suit was also filed against United Airlines by a widow whose husband had died from sudden cardiac arrest. She alleged that the airline was not carrying proper medical equipment to provide timely treatment to her husband.
For buying an AED, a prescription from a physician is required according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Though the rules may differ from state to state but almost every state requires an individual to undergo basic CPR and AED courses from organizations like American Heart Association. Laws were also passed so that people could help a victim of sudden cardiac arrest in an emergency medical situation without fear of any repercussions. In November 2000, the Cardiac Arrest Survival Act (CASA) was signed into law and it directs that automated external defibrillators should be placed in federal buildings. It also exempts Good Samaritans from any liability for providing defibrillation in case of sudden cardiac arrest.