ZOLL® Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, announced today that the Dubai Police Department has standardized on the ZOLL AED Plus® for its fleet of police cars. This is first installation of AEDs in police cars in the Middle East.
According to Brigadier Dr. Ali Singel, MD, Director of the Dubai Police Health Center, the decision to equip police cars with AEDs was made because they patrol the city of 2 million people around the clock and are usually the first to arrive at the scene of an emergency.
"Having the AEDs more readily available in instances of sudden cardiac arrest provides us with the opportunity to improve survival from a condition that is most often fatal," said Dr. Singel. "We selected the AED Plus because it ensures chest compressions follow the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for adequate depth and rate, and for achieving full recoil. Its Real CPR Help® feedback guides the rescuer to the correct depth and rate of chest compression. The AED Plus is easy to use and it’s durable, and it has the lowest cost of ownership."
Mustafa Sharawy, MD, Deputy of Dubai Police Health Center, explained that during Phase 1 of the project, 133 AED Plus units will be distributed among the department’s luxury and high-performance vehicles as well as some of the regular fleet cars. An additional 400 AEDs will be placed in all police vehicles in the near future.
The Dubai police force counts a number of luxury vehicles in its fleet, which are used for their speed in lifesaving emergencies. This includes a Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4, a Ferrari FF, a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, a Bentley Continental GT, a limited edition Aston Martin One-77, a BMW M6 Gran Coupé, and a Bugatti Veyron among others. General duties and patrols are assigned Chevrolet, Toyota, and Nissan vehicles.
Sukhdeep Sachdev, Managing Director, Leader Healthcare LLC, which represents ZOLL in the United Arab Emirates, commented,“We are proud to be associated with the Dubai Police in their vision of saving lives through this initiative by providing ZOLL AED Plus devices and imparting the necessary training to the clinicians.”
About the AED Plus
The ZOLL AED Plus is the first and only Full-Rescue AED that provides Real CPR Help for the depth and rate of chest compressions during CPR. This feedback technology helps rescuers provide high-quality manual CPR with real-time audio and visual feedback to help them achieve the proper depth and rate of CPR chest compressions. The AED Plus guides rescuers through the complete Chain of Survival, helping all sudden cardiac arrest victims, not just those who need a shock.
About ZOLL Medical Corporation
ZOLL Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group company, 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, therapeutic temperature management, and ventilation, ZOLL provides a comprehensive set of technologies that help clinicians, EMS and fire professionals, and lay rescuers treat victims needing resuscitation and acute critical care. For more information, visit zoll.com.
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