SKANEATELES FALLS, N.Y.--Welch Allyn, a global manufacturer of frontline medical products and solutions, has announced that all new models of its Welch Allyn AED 10 automated external defibrillators with CPR assist feature will fully incorporate and comply with American Heart Association 2005 Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (G2005).
In addition, the company said the G2005 models will also comply with the newly released International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation guidelines as well as the recently released European Resuscitation Council Guidelines for Resuscitation.
In meeting these guidelines, the Welch Allyn AED 10 now supports the new recommendation of a universal compression-to-ventilation ratio of 30:2 for single rescuers. The device's recorded audio instructions have been updated to reflect this change.
"While the American Heart Association states that the use of previous guideline standards are neither unsafe nor ineffective, we will give current owners of the AED 10 the opportunity and flexibility to change their defibrillation shock cycle and CPR protocols in step with their own program implementation schedule," explained Adrian Alvarez, Welch Allyn's director of marketing for defibrillation products. "Once they are ready to implement G2005 practices, Welch Allyn will be ready to partner with them to meet their program needs."
Featuring the latest advances in defibrillation technology, Welch Allyn's AED 10 is the ideal device for very basic response. Clear audible instructions and visual prompts on a large high-resolution display, as well as a color-coded defibrillation pad, are among the features that make the AED 10 easy to use by minimally trained first responders.
The unit, which weighs only 3.5 pounds, can be housed in a quick-deployment configuration that may include a compact wall cabinet, mounting bracket, or wall rack to meet a facility's specific storage needs. One high-performance lithium battery powers the AED 10. The device is backed by a five-year limited warranty that includes loaner service.
For more information about the new American Heart Association 2005 Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care, visit the AHA website at www.americanheart.org. For information on the European Resuscitation Council's Guidelines for Resuscitation, visit www.erc.edu.