An estimated 40,000 lives could be saved each year in the U.S. with widespread access to defibrillators.
The Oklahoma Safety Council has established partnerships with Philips and HeartSine 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.
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.
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.
The Oklahoma Safety Council is a distributor for the HeartSine Samaritan as well as the Philips HeartStart Onsite and FRx automated external defibrillators (AED). 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.