Cardiolife EMS

Advanced ambulance defibrillation and monitoring

When in an emergency situation, every second counts. And in order to save a patient’s life, you need to do everything in your power.

This light and compact defibrillator/monitor helps you deliver fast response to the patient, on site and on the road.

Nihon Kohden’s original innovative technology and integrated system for data transmission, contributes not just to better outcomes for the patient, but also empowers your team to improve the quality of communication and decision making during the entire rescue attempt.

Make your work lighter and faster

With one of the most compact designs in the market, you have full monitoring and defibrillation options by your side. Whether you want to measure vital signs, manually defibrillate, control your patient on AED mode or even evaluate the cardiac condition with 3-lead to 18-lead ECG1 – in CardiolifeEMS everything is available without any compromise.

CardiolifeEMS is designed to fulfill the requirements of the demanding ambulance environment. With an IP55 rating and working on temperatures from -20 to 50 °C, it is suitable to use in almost all conditions out in the field. Thanks to its light weight of only 4.2 kg, the rescue team won’t have to worry about carrying another heavy device while rushing to the patient.

The side bags delivered with CardiolifeEMS contain all the needed supplies. In the internal part of the side bags, Nihon Kohden’s Smart Connectors automatically detect which measurement cable has been connected, and the 6.5 inch touch display will immediately switch to the desired curve or value. You can choose to see just 4 curves and basic blood pressure values, up to 7 curves including 3 ECG curves and any blood pressure, etCO2, SpO2 and CPR feedback.

For patient’s data documentation purposes, you can either wirelessly transfer it to the hospital while still on the way, print it on a 110 mm wide paper or archive it afterwards in the hospital database.

Straightforward and intuitive

Thanks to our experience in AED technology, CardiolifeEMS is able to be ready to shock in less than 4 seconds to 200 J, with a fully charged battery. This allows you to deliver energy quickly when a shockable rhythm is observed. The ECG baseline recovers within 3 seconds after defibrillation.

CardiolifeEMS can be used in AED mode for all patient groups without the need of any additional supplies. For patients under 8 years, a child-mode function is available. Switch back easily from AED mode to manual mode by turning the control dial.

The most critical component, the high voltage capacitor, has a unique reliable design: It is divided into thousands of individual cells in order to prevent total failure in case of a sudden breakdown. Even if one part fails, the remaining cells can still provide shock.

You can customize a maximum of 3 shortcut keys based on your personal workflow. The touch key off-function is helpful to prevent unnecessary screen transitions when touching the display during transport.

Sensors and cables for all parameters are compatible with all Nihon Kohden’s defibrillators and monitors.

Posterior wall and right ventricle ECG analysis without additional leads

12-lead ECG is a gold standard diagnostic method in suspected acute coronary syndromes for patients with acute chest pain. However, it does not provide sufficient information of the posterior and right ventricle walls for ischemia detection. Additional leads (V3RV5R, V7-V9) may enhance diagnostic accuracy with added sensitivity for ischemia detection. In a hospital environment, the additional workload, patient’s immobility and sometimes lack of confidence, often make the 18-lead ECG absent in routine patient care.

In a pre-hospital setting, an 18-lead ECG is hard to imagine. Nevertheless, the 2015 ERC guidelines recommend recording right precordial leads in all patients with inferior STEMI.

Nihon Kohden developed synECi18: a synthesized 18-lead ECG (a standard 12-lead ECG plus 6 synthesized leads) that helps you overcome all obstacles and measure an 18-lead ECG without the need of additional cables.

Accurate ECG analysis with Clear Wave CPR

Nihon Kohden’s continuous VF/VT analysis algorithm was developed for the purpose of minimizing pauses in chest compressions. This algorithm analyses the ECG in the background while you and your team perform CPR. It studies the ECG during hands-on CPR, as well as during CPR pauses, to make a judgment.

In the moment the defibrillator judges the rhythm to be shockable or non-shockable, it performs a short confirmation step. If this result is in agreement with the result of ECG during CPR, then this result will be determined. With this workflow, the analysis is faster than with common rhythm detections, therefore contributing to faster shock deliveries.

The “Clear Wave CPR” disposable defibrillation pads have the capability of reducing the noise in the ECG signal that is generated by chest compressions during reanimation. With this feature, stable ECG signals can be obtained giving a Clear Wave for the judgment by rescuers.

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