ZOLL Medical has received FDA approval to market the Propaq MD monitor/defibrillator that’s been designed specifically for military and air medical use. Developed in conjunction with the Department of Defense and Welch Allyn, the device is meant to be smaller, more rugged, and work for longer periods than competing models.
The Propaq MD is a new ultra-lightweight compact device with highly sophisticated, advanced capabilities that combine the well-accepted and proven features of the Propaq monitors with the clinically superior therapeutic capabilities of ZOLL defibrillation and non-invasive pacing technologies. The Propaq MD is 60 percent smaller and 40 percent lighter than other similar monitor/defibrillators. It is two pounds lighter than the current military vital signs monitor, the Propaq 206, even with defibrillation and pacing added.
The Propaq MD provides an unmatched combination of capabilities that include a large, high-contrast color LCD display capable of viewing up to four waveforms simultaneously, as well as a full 12-lead ECG for on-screen review. It also offers a unique night vision goggle (NVG) mode for military and air medical night time operation. All physiological monitoring parameter values, including heart rate, SpO2, ETCO2, respiration, non-invasive blood pressure, two temperatures, and three invasive pressures, are shown in large color-coded numeric formats. The device is capable of monitoring all patients, whether adult, pediatric or neonatal. Alarms are provided for all parameters. The Propaq MD is the only FDA-cleared airworthy defibrillator to provide monitoring of three invasive pressures necessary for treating critical patients during long transports.
A new battery system and AC power charger provides worldwide land, sea and air operating capability. The system can monitor all physiological parameters, including three invasive pressures and two temperature channels, for over six hours on a single battery charge.
In addition to real-time monitoring, the Propaq MD has a full data collection and trending capability. Keys are provided to annotate all ACLS interventions such as intubation, drug administration, and associated ECG and other physiological waveform segments. Full trending data is available on the unit’s display from its integral memory, supporting data collection over 24-hour periods. Trends can include 1,000 time-stamped events and 32 snapshots of treatment. All data can be downloaded to a standard USB flash drive and transferred to electronic medical records using an open architecture XML format. An integrated printer can provide immediate documentation of events and diagnostic ECG traces.
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