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Philips ermöglicht noch besseren Zugang zu Behandlungen für häufige Todesursache in den USA durch Bereitstellung seines einmillionsten AED
Date:9/12/2012

and many other countries. Philips has evolved its AEDs in response to the needs of the industry and its customers, and has continued to offer innovative solutions that reduce deployment time and are light, rugged and easy to use.

"Most of the search and rescue organizations receiving the donated AEDs today have either never had one, or have earlier models, which were not built for extreme conditions," said Richard Duncan, operations leader with EMRU and flight paramedic with SCVSAR helicopter rescue team. "Our new Philips AEDs have a rugged, reliable construction, which will aid our rescues in difficult, outdoor conditions. Washington's mountains attract thousands of climbers and outdoor enthusiasts from around the world each year. The donation from Philips will allow us to serve them and the community more confidently than ever before."

Nearly 300,000 lives are claimed each year in the U.S. from SCA, making it one of the leading causes of death in the country.[ii] In fact, SCA can happen to anyone, regardless of age or physical fitness and there are often no symptoms leading up to a collapse. The best chance of survival from the most common causes of SCA is defibrillation from an AED within the first few minutes of collapse.[iii] For every minute that passes without CPR and defibrillation, survival decreases by seven to 10 percent,[iv] making quick access to AEDs crucial in these emergency situations.

Philips also provides resources so more people like the volunteers at SCVSAR and WMRA can turn from a bystander to a life-saver by using a HeartStart AED. In addition to professional training offered by Philips experts, Philips also recently launched the Save Lives website (http://www.SaveLives.net), which helps inform people across the world about SCA and empower them to act in an emergency. The site provides user-friendly information on how to use an AED and what to do if someone is suffering from SCA. <
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