What Are The ANZCOR Guidelines?
The ANZCOR guidelines are evidence based resuscitation protocols that include recommendations for Automated External Defibrillators.
The guidelines have been developed with consideration of all available scientific and published information.
Defibrillators that have a high level of compliance with the ANZCOR Guidelines offer the best practice features as recommended by the Australian Resuscitation Council.
Who Is The Australian Resuscitation Council
The Australian Resuscitation Council is sponsored by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, it is a not for profit voluntary coordinating body which represents all major groups involved in the teaching and practice of resuscitation. More information on the Australian Resuscitation Council can be found at https://resus.org.au/
What Defibrillators Best Meet The ANZCOR Guidelines
The Physio Control LIFEPAK® CR2 is a stand out when it comes to compliance to the ANZCOR Guidelines as it ;
- It complies with the ANZCOR recommendation for escalating energy to 360 Joules “If the first shock is not successful and the defibrillator is capable of delivering shocks of higher energy, it is reasonable to increase the energy to the maximum available for subsequent shocks.”
- It complies with the ANZCOR recommendation for default initial energy of 200 Joules For biphasic waveforms: “The default initial energy level for adults should be set at 200J.”
- It complies with the ANZCOR recommendation for decreased time to defibrillation. It is the fastest unit on the market to shock * and uses CPR insight technology to allow CPR to be performed while its analyzing a heart rhythm giving more hands on patient time to perform CPR. “The chance of successful defibrillation decreases with time. Therefore the performance of good CPR and decreasing the time to defibrillation are the highest priorities in resuscitation from sudden cardiac arrest.”
We would encourage any prospective customers to make themselves familiar with the ANZCOR guidelines and make sure that any first aid or emergency training they complete is in line with these guidelines. A full copy of all the ANZCOR Guidelines can be found at https://resus.org.au/guidelines/.
More information on the LIFEPAK® CR2 defibrillator can be found at https://aedauthority.com.au/product/lifepak-cr2/
*Physio-Control Internal Semi-Automatic AED Comparison Usability Study, August 2016. Reported results are median data unless otherwise noted.