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Zoll Defibrillators – R Series

Zoll R Series Defibrillators

Zoll R-Series ALS Defibrillator

Zoll R-Series ALS Defibrillator

Zoll R-Series ALS Defibrillator

The first Zoll R Series and the most advanced and sophisticated ALS defibrillator available with networking capabilities and See-Thru CPR.

Zoll R-Series BLS Defibrillator

Zoll R-Series BLS Defibrillator

ZOLL R-Series BLS and R Series Plus Defibrillator

The Zoll R Series® BLS is a new entry-level AED with the capability to become a manual defibrillator with the press of a button.

Zoll Defibrillators – M Series

Early defibrillation is a critical component in treating cardiac arrest. We offer Zoll cardiac defibrillator products to meet the needs of a full range of trained rescuers, first responders and hospital professionals. In addition to providing the very latest cardiac life support technology, our entire line of Zoll cardiac defibrillator products feature a uniform operating system, so the need for training is minimized and ease of use is maximized.

Zoll M Series Defibrillators

Zoll M Series Monitor-Defibrillator

Zoll M Series Monitor-Defibrillator

Zoll M-Series Monitor Defibrillator

The Zoll M Series is the smallest, lightest, brightest unit in its class that makes for easy handling and optimal viewing.



ZOLL M-Series CCT Defibrillator

The Zoll M Series® CCT brings together ZOLL’s superior biphasic defibrillator function, external pacing, complete monitoring, multiple application printer, and a large full-color.

Zoll M Series Defibrillators are available at The Physician’s Resource for Medical Equipment.  Contact us for more information on the line of Zoll Defibrillators or call toll free 1-800-866-6689.

Zoll AED Pro Defibrillator

Zoll AED Pro Defibrillator has an outer housing made from the same material as football helmets – polycarbonate siloxane resin. This durable molding is water resistant to high-pressure water jets and passes a 1.5 meter drop test.zoll-aed-pro-defibrillator

The Zoll AED Pro’s LCD screen displays all of the critical information necessary:

  • ECG waveforms
  • Heart rate
  • Number of shocks delivered
  • CPR compression depth

The Zoll AED Pro Defibrillator has an internal memory as well as a removable USB flash memory capable of transferring data.

The Physician’s Resource for Medical Equipment furnishes medical equipment from the leaders in the field at highly competitive prices. Our expertise of medical equipment will help save you time and money. For more information on the Zoll AED Pro Defibrillator visitor our website or call toll free 1-800-866-6689.

Zoll AED Plus Defibrillator

Zoll automated external defibrillator is a full rescue AED – not just a defibrillator.


The AED Plus helps guide the rescuer through the “Chain of Survival”:

  • Early Access
  • Early CPR
  • Early Defibrillation
  • Early Advance Care

With ‘Real CPR Help™ ’, the Zoll AED Plus’ audio and visual prompts help the rescuer provide quality CPR. With this tool, you will be able to actually see what you are doing and help you to do it well.

  • Not pushing hard enough? — The Zoll AED Plus will tell you to push harder
  • Pushing hard enough? – It will say “Good compressions”
  • Not pushing fast enough? — A metronome will lead you to the right rate
  • Not yet started? — It will tell you again to get started
  • Compressions stopped? –  It will tell you to continue

The Zoll AED Defibrillator Plus is like a ‘road map’ for resuscitation.

The Physician’s Resource for Medical Equipment furnishes equipment from the leaders in the field at highly competitive prices. Our expertise of medical equipment will help save you time and money. For more information on the Zoll AED Plus Defibrillator visitor our website or call toll free 1-800-866-6689.

A Personal Approach to Care

As health care reform rages through our government, a new and interesting approach to medicine is making it’s appearance as an alternative to making house calls. Coined by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 1967, medical homes are systems that provide around the clock access to care using a team of professionals – for example a physician, a nurse practitioner, a dietician, a social worker, and a pharmacist – to cut down on medical costs and improve access to treatment. Using a series of computerized records and electronic communications methods, medical homes help patients get specialty care when they need it and keeps careful track of treatments and progress. For doctors and health care professionals, the system is seamless and easy with contact and access to records always at hand.

According to the New York Times, there are now medical homes in more than a dozen states, many of them serving Medicaid patients. Their proponents say they save money because they focus on prevention and prompt attention to emerging problems, which can prevent costly complications. Some major health insurers are also testing patient-centered medical homes. The medical home concept has also won the support of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Physicians and the American Osteopathic Association, among others.

Do you feel that medical homes are the future of patient care?

Newest Coated Stent Does Well in First Test

Heart Model

The Xience stent, a flexible metal-mesh tube coated with the drug everolimus, has recently been used in it’s first real-life trial and according to Dutch cardiologists, it is performing incredibly well.

Though the product was approved by the FDA last July, the effectiveness of the new stent in “complex, unselected patients treated in daily practice still remains unknown and cannot be extrapolated from these randomized controlled trials,” said cardiologists at Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam in their report, which was released online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. “We therefore sought to evaluate the impact of this second-generation drug-eluting stent on the clinical outcomes in consecutive patients treated in a real-life, all-comer population.”

The trial, which involved nearly 650 people, compared the outcomes of those given the new stent with others who had received bare metal stents or another type of coated stent. The result: in a sixth month follow up period, the incidence of death, heart attack and stenosis was lower in the Xience group.

The Xience V stent is made by Abbott Vascular and the company will continue to track performance using a data bank that incorporates more than 5,000 recipients.

Swine Flu Pandemic Declared by World Health Organization

Yesterday the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the first pandemic to hit in over forty years. The H1N1 virus, also known as the Swine Flu, has how reached a Phase 6, the highest level, on the WHO’s infectious diseases alert.

So far, the H1N1 or swine flu pandemic this year has accounted for 27,737 laboratory-confirmed cases and 141 deaths, although health officials believe many times that number have been infected but have not been tested because their disease was mild. In the US alone, there have been more than 13,000 cases and at least 27 deaths. A normal seasonal flu outbreak kills about 250,000 to 500,000 people worldwide.

The WHO and its supporters are now hoping that pharmaceutical companies will move faster toward the release of a vaccine against the new virus. The announcement will also have more impact on many impoverished countries, freeing up additional funds for treatment and prevention and helping to make stocks of antiviral drugs more readily available.

To find out more, read the official statement from the WHO.

Experimental Drug Works in Treating Resistant Tuberculosis

World Health Organization Logo

According to the World Health Organization, about 1.8 million people die worldwide each year from tuberculosis (TB) and a third of the world’s population are infected. In addition, of the 9 million new TB cases annually, about 490,000 are multiple-drug resistant TB or MDR-TB and about 40,000 are extensively drug resistant or XDR-TB. However, according to new research, an experimental treatment could help in treating resistant TB, delivering results that are up to five times more effective than current methods.

According to the study, funded by Johnson & Johnson, drug TMC207, if added to a standard cocktail of five other TB medicines, cleared traces of the tuberculosis bacteria in the sputum of 48 percent of the volunteers after eight weeks. Only 9 percent of patients given the five older drugs alone showed that type of improvement. TMC207 is now being billed as the first new tuberculosis drug in 40 years. It works by interfering with the enzyme ATP synthase, which the bacteria need to store energy.

“The development of TMC207 represents an important advance in the chemotherapy of tuberculosis,” said Clifton Barry of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Bethesda, Maryland in a recent commentary about the new drug. It represents “a new class of drugs that increase the therapeutic options for patients who have multidrug-resistant or extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis, for whom treatment options are often sparse, largely ineffective, and often highly toxic.”

United Therapeutics Approved for New Hypertension Drug


According to the Triangle Business Journal, United Therapeutics Corp. has won U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval to sell the drug Adcirca for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension. Adcirca is a prescription medicine used to treat PAH, a life-threatening disease that constricts the flow of blood through the pulmonary vasculature. Adcirca contains the same active ingredient as Cialis (tadalafil), which is marketed by Eli Lilly & Company to treat erectile dysfunction in more than 100 countries.

The American Lung Association says pulmonary arterial hypertension can cause shortness of breath, chest pain and eventually heart failure when left untreated. There is no cure, but research continues into treatment and management options for those who may suffer from it. The disease is often linked to other conditions such as heart or lung disease, infection with HIV, and autoimmune disorders.

The exciting part of this FDA approval is that this new drug could change the way that erectile dysfunction and hypertension are treated in tandem, especially in demographic males who may suffer from both. Physicians will be watching to see what other drugs may come into play to treat two separate health issues effectively.

New Institute For Rare Diseases

A unique new institute will look for ways to treat rare and neglected diseases and take the first and riskiest steps toward bringing new drugs to market, U.S. health officials said in a recent report.

According to Reuters news service, the government has provided support for several years to start the Therapeutics for Rare and Neglected Diseases Program at the National Institutes of Health. The program will use taxpayer money to get drugs through the most costly and dangerous phase of development, known as the “Valley of Death” because so many fail there.

The goal is to treat those who suffer from rare conditions that lack treatment. A rare disease is classified as one that affects fewer than 200,000 Americans, and NIH estimates there are about 6,800 of these conditions. Out of this number, only around 200 have treatment.

“Twenty-five to 30 million Americans suffer from rare or neglected diseases,” said acting NIH director Dr. Raynard Kington in a telephone briefing with reporters.

“We don’t know yet exactly which diseases this program will take on,” added Dr. Alan Guttmacher, acting director of the National Human Genome Research Institute.

Guttmacher also said the new institute would be opportunistic, pouncing on promising research studies, some of which may be funded by advocacy groups for rare diseases.

For more information on the Therapeutics for Rare and Neglected Diseases Program, visit: