DEFIBRILLATOR (AED) USE IS AN ESSENTIAL PART OF CPR.
Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a leading cause of death among adults over the age of 40 in the United States and other countries. In the U.S. alone, approximately 424,000 people of all ages experience EMS-assessed out-of-hospital non-traumatic SCA each year (more than 1,000/day) and nine out of 10 victims die. In fact, the number of people who die each year from SCA is roughly equivalent to the number who die from Alzheimers disease, assault with firearms, breast cancer, cervical cancer, colorectal cancer, diabetes, HIV, house fires, motor vehicle accidents, prostate cancer and suicides combined. SCA is a life-threatening condition–but it can be treated successfully through early intervention with cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), defibrillation, advanced cardiac life support, and mild therapeutic hypothermia. When bystanders intervene by giving CPR and using Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) before EMS arrives, four out of 10 victims survive.
For the ORDINARY person in the EXTRAORDINARY moment.
The Philips HeartStart OnSite (HS1) is designed to be lightweight and easy to use.
Weighing just 3.3 lbs/1.5 kg, the HeartStart OnSite
Defibrillator is small and lightweight. Using clear, calm
voice instructions, it guides you through each step of
defibrillation, including CPR coaching. Integrated SMART
Pads placed on the victim’s bare skin sense and adapt the
defibrillator’s instructions to your actions every step of