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Philips has formed a partnership with the Oklahoma Safety Council to assist Oklahoma Companies in establishing an effective medical emergency plan that includes a life saving devise called an automated external defibrillator. Every company should be prepared to handle a medical emergency including one as common as Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
Fact: Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the number one killer in the US. Every year, 450,000 Americans and as many as 7,000 children die from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). It doesn't have to be this way. Equipping facilities with automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and personnel on sight to use them can give anyone struck down by SCA another chance at life. AEDs deliver a pulse of electricity, the single most effective way to restore the normal rhythm of a heart in cardiac arrest.
Fact: There's No Time to Lose! Equipping your workplace, home, or child's school with AEDs can mean the difference between life and death for students, employees, and the entire community. Although there are many steps involved in setting up and managing a successful AED program, the rewards are great.
Partnership Advantage: Through education and support, the Oklahoma Safety Council can be your guide to putting an AED program in place. To learn more about putting an AED program in place contact the Oklahoma Safety Council at 405-848-8626.
We distribute the safe, reliable and easy-to-use Philips HeartStart automated external defibrillator (AED). In an emergency, an AED checks the heart rhythm and can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm. AEDs are used to treat sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating. Sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time, and every minute that passes lowers the chance of survival by ten percent. Federal OSHA has recommended that all employers have an AED. Philips AEDs are extremely user-friendly and literally "talk" you through each step.