New Cardiac Monitors for Paramedics

The Department of Community Emergency Health & Paramedic Practice recently purchased 10 state of the art Zoll X-Series cardiac monitors and defibrillators. These monitors are the model used by Ambulance Victoria and many other national and international ambulance services. The monitors are lightweight yet powerful units and incorporate many advanced features. One feature, which will be an invaluable teaching aid, is CPR effectiveness monitoring. The monitor screen will display the rate, depth and overall effectiveness of the cardiac compressions to staff and /or students. The DCEHPP team recently attended a training day with the monitors in preparation for semester 1.