Defibtech Wins a Gold Connecticut Quality Improvement Award (CQIA) Innovation Prize

Defibtech Wins a Gold Connecticut Quality Improvement Award (CQIA) Innovation Prize

Guilford, CT
August 24, 2010

Defibtech announced today that it has won a Connecticut Quality Improvement Award (CQIA) Innovation Prize, for its Lifeline VIEW™ AED.

The 23-year old Connecticut Quality Improvement Award (CQIA) is the nation’s first state level quality award using the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award for Performance Excellence and Innovation criteria in a campaign to advance innovative programs that improve quality, performance and marketplace competitiveness.

The Defibtech Lifeline VIEW™ AED is the first and only AED with a full-color, full-motion video display. Previous generations of Defibtech AEDs provide voice prompts to guide a user through a rescue. By adding full-motion video and on-screen text prompts, the user is provided with three modes of instruction, making the use of the AED practically fool-proof. For example, when the voice prompt says, “Apply pads to patient’s bare chest”, the video shows the user exactly where and how to apply the pads.

All AEDs in the marketplace provide audible voice prompts to guide a user through a rescue. There are a few AEDs on the market that have displays, but those only show text prompts or ECG information. The Defibtech Lifeline VIEW™ is the first and only AED that shows full-motion, real-time instructional videos.

This 2010 award is the fourth time that the CQIA Partnership has awarded Defibtech with an Innovation Award. In 2004 Defibtech was recognized for its groundbreaking Lifeline AED™, in 2006 an award was presented to Defibtech for the DefibtechMD™ AED Management Program and in 2008 the award acknowledged the innovativeness of the Defibtech AED Training Devices.

About Defibtech
Defibtech relentlessly pursues one goal: making the best AEDs in the world at affordable prices. Defibtech designs and manufactures Defibtech AEDs, which include the Lifeline AED™ and ReviveR™ AED models. Defibtech’s products are sold through its network of distribution partners in the United States and around the world. Defibtech is headquartered in Guilford, Conn. All Defibtech AEDs are manufactured in the United States in state-of-the-art ISO 13485:2003 certified facilities. For more information about Defibtech and its products, visit www.defibtech.com and www.defibview.com or call 1-866-DEFIB-4-U (1-866-333-4248).

About The CT Quality Improvement Award Partnership
A Connecticut nonprofit corporation, the CQIA is an active partnership among the private sector, state and municipal governments, and the educational community, which annually sponsors a three-tiered awards program that recognizes organizations for their accomplishments. The Connecticut Quality Improvement Award Partnership, Inc., America’s first state-level quality award, was founded in 1987 using the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for Performance Excellence criteria in an effort to advance innovative programs that improve quality, performance excellence, and marketplace competitiveness.

Contacts:
Defibtech, LLC
Greg Slusser
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
866-333-5641
greg@defibtech.com

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Defibtech Sales:
866-333-4248
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