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Philips Headstart AED 

The National Safety Council is proud to offer Philips and HeartSine
AEDs and supplies.
For exclusive NSC pricing, call (800) 621-7619 or contact your local NSC Chapter.
Timing is everything. Isn’t it time you had AEDs in the workplace?

It’s true. A victim’s survival rate from sudden cardiac arrest can decrease by as much as 10% for every minute without CPR and the use of an AED.1 Consider these sobering facts:

  • There are very few successful resuscitations after 10 minutes without CPR and difibrilation1
  • Every second counts—the sooner a defibrillation shock, the greater the chances of a full recovery
  • In locations where defibrillation is provided within 5 to 7 minutes, survival rates were as high as 45%1, and some studies showed even better results

Every minute without a defibrillator decreases survival rates


When sudden cardiac arrest occurs, it’s critical to know what to do until professional help arrives, which is why AED instruction is an integral part of NSC First Aid training. Plus, nearly 60 percent of all cardiac arrests are witnessed3, so having an AED handy may mean the difference between life and death.


Shock from a defibrillator and CPR is an effective way to restore the heart’s normal pumping rhythm. But you have to plan ahead and have AEDs readily available at strategic locations in your workplace.


NSC is proud to partner with Philips, the worldwide leader in AEDs, to offer a selection of quality life-saving products. Philips HeartStart Defibrillators are designed to precisely deliver a shock quickly and effectively – providing the power to save a life.


1. "Cardiac Arrest," from the American Heart Association Web site,

2. National Center for Health Statistics. National Vital Statistics Report. Hyattsville, Maryland: Public Health Service. 2003;54(13).


3. Litwin PE, et al. Ann Emerg Med. 1987;16:787-791.


NSC-exclusive discounts on AEDs

NSC Members and first aid instructors receive exclusive discounts on our entire selection of Philips and HeartSine AEDs.

Call (800) 621-7619 or contact your local NSC Chapter for details.

Teamwork saves Eddie

Robbie White and Heather Buchanan were working in SGL Group’s boiler room when co-worker Eddie collapsed, unconscious. Both had completed NSC First Aid, CPR & AED training, so they knew what to do. White administered CPR while Buchanan used an AED. Eddie regained consciousness from a sudden cardiac arrest as EMS arrived.

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