Laerdal launches a new generation of defibrillators at The Emergency Services Show 2011

Visitors to the Laerdal stand (stand 8) will also have an opportunity to enter a draw to win a Philips 19” Flat Screen TV

The HeartStart FR3 from Laerdal Medical - a new generation of defibrillator for the Emergency Medical Services – will be launched at this year’s Emergency Services Show (stand 8). Designed to provide AED solutions for emergency responders, the HeartStart FR3 employs a host of design innovations to help improve the survival rate of out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest patients.

Laerdal Medical Ltd (Laerdal) has been leading the way in the campaign to raise awareness of the importance of early defibrillation and increase the spread of automated external defibrillators in locations where they can be quickly and efficiently used in case of Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

Combining an intuitive interface with the most advanced and trusted features of the HeartStart FR2, FRx and MRx, the new HeartStart FR3 delivers the fastest therapy, helps facilitate the delivery of high quality CPR and allows for flexible data management.

SimMan Essential has been designed to meet the challenge of making wireless simulation training more accessible to a wider healthcare community, including the emergency services. SimMan Essential is a realistic, adult, full body, advanced, wireless patient simulator, offering comprehensive clinical functionality to teach the core skills of airway, breathing, cardiac and circulation management. Robust and reliable, SimMan Essential will withstand the rigours of extensive use in field based simulations.

As part of its growing portfolio of healthcare education products for obstetricians and midwives, Laerdal recently launched MamaNatalie. This birthing simulator provides realistic and affordable training in maternal and newborn care and will also be shown on the stand. With ‘simplicity of use’ being a fundamental principle in the design of both these products, both novice and experienced instructors can now take full advantage of the benefits of simulation.

With Laerdal’s long held mission - ‘Helping Save Lives’ – the stand wouldn’t be complete without showing Laerdal’s extensive range of familiar and reliable airway management and immobilization equipment including The BAG disposable resuscitator, the Stifneck collar, SpeedBlocks head immobiliser, the BaXstrap Spineboard and MediCool.

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About Laerdal Medical Ltd

Laerdal Medical is a global corporation dedicated to helping save lives through the advancement of the cause of resuscitation and emergency care. The vision of Laerdal is that no-one should die or be disabled unnecessarily from sudden illness or trauma. Since its creation of the pioneering, and now world famous CPR practise manikin in 1960, the Resusci Anne; many more innovative products have followed to improve and support education for Healthcare Professionals around the world, as well as facilitate the spread of CPR knowledge and skills to the would-be Samaritan in the wider lay community. Laerdal has developed break-through technologies that have helped to define its portfolio of simulation, micro-simulation, virtual reality, automated external defibrillators and emergency therapeutic products as reputable market leaders. Other well known brands include SimMan, SimBaby, SimNewB, HeartStart, Q-CPR, Stifneck, the Pocket Mask and BaXstrap.

The Laerdal Corporation employs in the region of 1,300 people in more than 20 countries and has further international representation through a network of over 50 distributors. All employees are committed to the company ethos of ‘helping save lives’ through the ongoing research, development and supply of innovative products to improve patient outcomes. The Laerdal Foundation based at Stavanger, Norway was established in 1980 to provide financial support to practically orientated research and development in acute medicine. Together with a sister foundation in the US, since 2004, the Laerdal Foundation has supported about 1,500 heart function, brain function, circulation/shock, breathing function, CPR and pre-hospital treatment in Europe and the US with funding in excess of $15m. www.laerdal.com

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