Separate and specific algorithms for adults and children are used to analyze a victim’s heart rhythm. The ZOLL AED Plus can defibrillate children up to eight years of age, using the Pedi-padz II electrodes. Separate energy levels also have been incorporated for paediatric patients. Electronics in the AED Plus adjust defibrillating energy levels automatically so that suitable doses are delivered accurately, when needed. With ECG analysis designed specifically for a paediatric heart rate, coupled with appropriate defibrillation energy levels, the AED Plus can handle both adult and paediatric rescues.
Pedi-padz II electrodes are designed especially for use with the AED Plus, and are also compatible with professional defibrillators, allowing continuity of care. The AED Plus does not rely on a resistor or other hardware in the wires to reduce delivered energy. Anatomical diagrams on the package facilitate proper pad placement.