Life preservers are used to maintain a person floating, keeping them alive until a rescue can be accomplished. The Ultimate Life Preserver is an AED or automated external defibrillator, a machine that when applied in a timely manner can bring you back from Davey Jones Locker. One keeps you alive, One can bring you back to life! Waiting for the Coast Guard is not enough! If you have an AED and a crew member or mate applies it within 3 minutes the average survival rate from Cardiac Arrest is 75%.
Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is the leading cause of death in the United States. Without warning, without symptoms, and regardless of a personís age or general health, the normal pumping action of the heart suddenly stops. The victim stops breathing and has no pulse. SCA can happen for no apparent reason, or be caused by electrical shock, a heart attack, trauma, drowning, allergic reaction, or other medical condition. The only treatment is rapid delivery of a specific electrical shock ó defibrillation ó and time is very critical. For every minute that defibrillation is delayed, the victimís chance of survival drops about ten percent.
January 19, 2005 Philips Announces HeartStart OnSite Defibrillator Available For Over-the-Counter Sale; First to Market a Defibrillator without a Prescription to Commercial Users.
Having rapid access to a defibrillator can truly mean the difference between life and death.
The Philips HeartStart OnSite defibrillator is designed for the ordinary person in the extraordinary moment. Lightweight, safe, and easy to use, the OnSite defibrillator uses clear voice instructions to guide the user through each step of defibrillation and CPR. Integrated SMART Pads placed on the patients bare skin transmit information to the defibrillator, which senses and adapts to your actions every step of the way. Like all HeartStart defibrillators, it can be used to treat infants, children, and adults. A long-life (4-year) lithium-ion battery keeps the defibrillator standing by, ready for use. Automated self-tests help ensure continued reliability and readiness. Now almost anybody can treat SCA quickly and effectively, wherever it happens. HeartStart Defibrillators are intended to be used by responders trained in their use. Physician medical oversight (medical direction) is an important component of an effective early defibrillation program.
Heartstart Defibrillator Marine Kit The Marine Kit includes the OnSite Defi brillator with essential accessories. All contents are packaged in a durable waterproof case. The Kit contains:
Philips HeartStart OnSite defibrillator M5066A
Heartstart Defibrillator Marine Kit w/ Oxygen In addition to the OnSite defibrillator and accessories, the Marine Defibrillator Kit Plus Oxygen adds emergency oxygen ? ready to be delivered to both breathing and non-breathing patients. Administration of oxygen can greatly improve a